OSHA and the United States Department of the Army recently entered into a partnership to address safety and health, including ergonomics, for the Army’s civilian workforce.
“We are committed to help Federal Agencies improve workplace safety and health,” said OSHA administrator John Henshaw in a press statement announcing the partnership. “This partnership with the Army is an excellent opportunity to share the knowledge and best practices in both agencies to further improve safety and health among civilian personnel at Army installations.”
Included in the partnership is the goal of reducing the total case rates and severity rates related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), as well as identifying tasks and processes that cause MSDs. The partnership will also be used to build awareness and to convey the civilian workforce’s safety and health best practices to Army military personnel.
This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2004-11-15.