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Infographic: Improving Ergonomics for Field Workers

Mike Wynn
infographic - improving ergonomics for field workers

What can you control?

Improving ergonomics for field workers pays back by reducing risk exposure and improving job performance. This infographic captures the main things you should consider when improving ergonomics for field workers and the various jobs they perform outside of your usual facilities.

  • Man/Machine interface: You don’t have much control over their workplace environment, but you often can improve their tools and equipment.
  • Man/Materials Interface: Do you have any control over the way materials are delivered in the field, or how they are packaged?
  • Work Methods: After you’ve optimized the Man/Machine and Man/Materials interface, be sure to train workers how to do their jobs safely and efficiently, and how to best use the tools and equipment provided.

For more on this topic, see our recent VIDEO: The Challenge of Managing Ergonomics Outside Your Four Walls

Check out these Ergoweb Guides for non-repetitive work: