Ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. It involves how a workplace, the equipment used there and the work environment itself can best be designed for comfort, efficiency, safety and productivity.
A hospital or other healthcare facility can be a stressful place for patients – they are in pain, afraid, confused, frustrated – but it can also take a toll on those who work there, too. We don’t realize it, but workplace violence in healthcare facilities …
Outdoor workers are more than just construction workers. They work in the fields and agricultural job. They’re baggage handlers, landscapers, utility workers, foresters, groundskeepers, painters, roofers and more.
Workers performing service or maintenance on machinery and equipment may be exposed to injuries from the unexpected energization, startup of the machinery or equipment, or release of stored energy in the equipment.