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Ergonomics Resources Guide for Various Industries

Each year approximately 30 percent of the work-related injuries/illnesses are associated with ergonomic deficiencies, making them one of the most prevalent and costly injuries in many industries. Fortunately, a number of industry-specific publications, guidelines and case studies are available that provide ideas for improving ergonomics and reducing the potential for work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Following is a list of the industry groups for which we have compiled ergonomics resources* along with some examples of the types of operations that are associated with each industry. In order to find a list of ergonomics resources that might be helpful for your organization, simply click on the industry category that your business falls under and you will be directed to that area of the resources guide. For personalized assistance with your ergonomic needs, simply click here to request assistance from a BWC ergonomics consultant.

Agriculture - Crop Farming, Nurseries, Orchards, Vineyards, Livestock, Egg and Poultry, Meat and Poultry Processing, Logging and Sawmills

Commercial - Bottling and Packaging, Distribution and Delivery, Wholesale and Retail Stores, Auto Repair and Service

Construction - Steel Erection, Concrete Work, Masonry, Carpentry, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing

Extraction - Coal, Rock and Mineral Mining, Oil and Gas Drilling

Health Care - Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Care, Veterinary Clinics, Labs

High Risk Commercial - Police, Fire/Emergency Medical Services, Garbage/Scrap Collection

Manufacturing - Steel Mills, Foundries, Metal Stamping and Fabrication, Automobile and Parts, Rubber and Plastics, Electrical Products, Furniture and Wood Products, Glass and Ceramics, Paper and Corrugated, Clothing and Textiles, Food Products and Additives, Paint and Chemical

Office and Administrative

Public Employers - State, Counties, Cities, Villages and Townships

Schools and Colleges - Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities

Service - Laundering and Dry Cleaning, Warehousing, Storage and Freight Handling, Mailing, Addressing, Packing, Moving and Shipping, Child Care, Pet Care and Domestic Services, Restaurants and Food Service, Vending and Catering, Barbers, Beauty shops, Bars, Night Clubs, Entertainment, Bowling Alleys, Billiards, Country Clubs, Marinas and Casinos.

Transportation - Local and Long-Distance Trucking, Mail, Parcel and Package Delivery, Railroad, Aviation and Air Transportation, Ambulance and EMS, Bus and Taxi Cab Services

Utilities - Telephone, Cable and Satellite Telecommunications, Electric, Light and Power, Oil or Gas Delivery, Waterworks, Sewage

* The fact that we are linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement of any products, services or the information found on them. Once you link to another site you are subject to the policies of the new site.


Agriculture Industry Ergonomics Resources

Crop Farmers, Nurseries, Orchards, Vineyards
NIOSH Simple Solutions: Ergonomics on the Farm
Ergonomics for Harvesting Fruit
Fruit Growing and Packing, L&I Demonstration Project

Dairy, Egg, Poultry and Livestock Farmers
Ergonomics of Milking Cows

Meat and Poultry Processing
OSHA Meatpacking Guidelines
OSHA Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Poultry Processing
NC Guide to safe work practices in poultry processing

Logging, Tree removal, Lumbering
Ergonomics in Sawmill Operations

BWC Safety Grant Case Studies
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for the Agriculture Industry – none currently available

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to the Agriculture Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions:

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class: or call 800-OHIOBWC for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos related to the Agriculture Industry
No specific videos related to Ergonomics in agriculture
To review video descriptions, request videos or see additional resources click on this link:

Agriculture Industry Ergonomics Resources
Other resources for Videos on Ergonomics in Agriculture
Oregon Association of Nurseries Ergonomics Video: Work Smarter Not Harder Part 1
Oregon Association of Nurseries Ergonomics Video: Work Smarter Not Harder Part 2
Tyson Foods/UFCW Meat Processing Ergonomics Video

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Commercial Industry Ergonomics Resources
Bottling and Packaging
State of Washington Bottling Demonstration Project

Distribution and Delivery
Beverage Delivery - OSHA eTool
NIOSH Guidelines for Beverage Distributing
State of Washington Demonstration project for a Beer Distributor
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies in Distribution/Delivery Operations

Wholesale and Retail Stores
Cal-OSHA Work Smarter Not Harder Poster for Retail Workers
OSHA Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores
Grocery Warehousing - OSHA eTool
Liquor Retail (Australia)
Tire Retail (Australia)
Warehouse Superstores (Canada)

Auto Repair and Service
Ergonomics in Auto Repair Shops

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to the Commercial Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class: or call 800-OHIOBWC for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos related to the Commercial Industry

  • Dry Van Cargo Securement
  • Flatbed Safety
  • Flatbed Cargo Securement
  • Injury Prevention for Drivers
  • Delivering the Goods
  • Safe Loading and Unloading of Delivery Vehicles
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Construction Industry Ergonomics Resources
General Construction
Ergonomics for Construction Workers, NIOSH Simple Solutions
Construction Solutions, CPWR
An Ergonomic Approach to Cost Reduction for Construction Foremen
Reducing Sprains and Strains in Construction through Worker Participation.
Construction Industry, Ergonomics Best Practices, Ohio BWC
Non-powered hand tools, a guide to selecting, NIOSH Easy Ergonomics
Cal-OSHA Ergonomics Survival Guide for Laborers
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies in General Construction

Masonry, Stonework and Tile
Cal-OSHA Ergonomics Survival Guide for Cement Masons
Two-Mason Block Lifting Technique Video
OSHA video on preventing strains and sprains while laying stone
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Masonry, Stonework and Tile

Iron and Steel Erection

Concrete and Formwork
Carpentry, Laborers, Rebar and Concrete Finishing L&I Demonstration Project.
Concrete Construction, LHSFNA Ergonomic Tip Sheets
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Concrete and Formwork

Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing
Cal-OSHA Ergonomics Survival Guide for Sheet Metal Workers
Cal-OSHA Ergonomics Survival Guide for Electricians
Electrical Contractors, OSHA eTool
Preventing strains and sprains when pulling cable (OSHA video)

Carpentry, Walls and Flooring
Cal-OSHA Ergonomics Survival Guide for Carpenters and Framers
Carpentry, Laborers, Rebar and Concrete Finishing L&I Demonstration Project.
Framing, Carpet and Floor Installation L&I Demonstration Project.
Wallboard Installation and Finishing L&I Demonstration Project.
Overhead Drilling Demonstration Video

Roofing and Sign Erection
Ergonomics for Roofing
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Roofing and Sign Erection

Street and Road Construction/Repair
Ergonomics for Road construction and repair

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to the Construction Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)

Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class: or call 800-OHIOBWC for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos related to the Construction Industry
Soft Tissue Injury Prevention

To review video descriptions, request videos or see additional resources click on this link

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Extraction Industry Ergonomics Resources
Coal, Stone, Minerals
NIOSH Ergonomics in Mining Resources
Ergonomics for the control of strains and sprains in mining (Australia)
Ergonomics assessment and recommendations for roof bolting

Oil and Gas
British Columbia Injury statistics
Ergonomics Offshore (UK)
Oil Field Safety PowerPoint presentation (Ergonomics slides near the end)

BWC Ergonomics Courses related to Ergonomics in the Extraction Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (On-line)
  • A five step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (On-Line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions
Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class: or call 800-OHIOBWC for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos relevant to the Extraction Industry
No specific videos related to Ergonomics in the Extraction Industry
To review video descriptions, request videos or see additional resources click on this link

Other Resources:
Drilling Safety Association
International Association of Drilling Contractors Publication
Social Website for Oil and Gas Professionals

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Healthcare Industry Ergonomics Resources
Dental Care
Cal-OSHA Work Smarter Not Harder Poster for Dentists/Hygienists

Hospitals
OSHA eTool

Laboratories
UCLA Laboratory Ergonomics website

Long Term Care
Nursing Homes, OSHA eTool.
Nursing Homes, OSHA Guidelines.
Cal-OSHA Back Injury Prevention Guide for Healthcare Providers
Safe Lifting and Movement of Nursing Home Residents - NIOSH
Resident Handling: A Practical Guide (Canada)
Extended Care, Ergonomics Best Practices - Ohio BWC
Back Facts - A training workbook to prevent back injuries in nursing homes
State of Washington Skilled Nursing Demonstration Project
Handle with Care – Guide for Patient Handling Injury Prevention
University of Wisconsin study on Long term effectiveness of Zero-Lift programs
Preventing lifting injuries associated with handling linen bags
Effectiveness of Transfer Assist Devices (gait belts, draw sheets, etc)

Residential Care
Residential Care - L&I Demonstration Project

MR/DD Group Homes

Home Health Care

Sonography
Industry Standards for the prevention of WMSDs in Sonography

Veterinary Medicine
Introduction to Ergonomics Guidelines for Veterinary Practice
An Ergonomics Process for the Care and Use of Research Animals

BWC Safety Grant Case Studies
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for the Healthcare Industry

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to the Healthcare Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)
  • Safety and Ergonomics for Extended Care Facilities
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions
Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class or call 1-800-644-6292 for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos related to the Healthcare Industry

  • Elements of Back Care
  • Home Health Safety Orientation
  • How To Help Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair: Including Walkers, Crutches and Canes
  • It's Your Back: Don't Break It - Back Safety for Home Care Workers
  • Nursing Homes: Hazards and Solutions
  • Patient Lifting: Safe Strategies
  • Resident Transfers: The Safe Way.
  • Safe Lifting in Healthcare
  • Safety for Hospital Housekeepers
To review video descriptions, request videos or see additional resources click on this link

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High Risk Commercial Industry Ergonomics Resources
Police
Safety and Ergonomics for Police
Ergonomics of duty belts
Ergonomics of various duty belts

Fire
Firefighter Ergonomics Training
Firefighter and EMS Ergonomics Video Part 1
Firefighter and EMS Ergonomics Video Part 2
FEMA Fire and EMS Ergonomics Guidelines
Firefighter rotary and chain saw safety and Ergonomics
Ergonomic Guidelines for EMS workers

Garbage/Scrap Collection
Solid Waste and Recycling - L&I Demonstration Project

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to the High Risk Commercial Services Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)
  • Safety and Ergonomics for Extended Care Facilities
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class: www.bwclearningcenter.com or call 800-OHIOBWC for personal assistance

BWC Ergonomics Videos applicable to the High Risk Commercial Services Industry
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Manufacturing Industry Ergonomics Resources
General Manufacturing
Manufacturing: Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries(British Columbia)
Manufacturing Industry, Manual Handling (New Zealand)
NIOSH Power Tools Noise and Vibration database

Steel Mills and Foundries
OSHA Foundry Ergonomics Partnership
Northeast Wisconsin Foundry Ergonomics Success Story
OSHA Solutions for Prevention of MSDs in Foundries
Pennsylvania Foundry Association Ergonomics Downloads
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Steel Mills and Foundries

Metal Stamping and Forming
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Metal Stamping and Forming

Machine Shops and Metal Fabrication
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Machine Shops and Metal Fabrication

Automobile and Parts Assembly
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Automobile and Parts Assembly

Rubber and Plastics
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Rubber and Plastics

Electrical Products and Assembly
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Electrical Products and Assembly

Chemicals and Paints
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Chemical and Paint Manufacturing

Apparel, Clothing and Textiles
Apparel and Footwear Ergonomics Manual
Sewing, OSHA eTool.
Textiles Industry, Manual Handling(UK).
Ergonomic Handbook for the Clothing Industry
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Apparel, Clothing and Textiles – none currently

Food and Pharmaceutical Products
Food Processing, Ergonomics in Action
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Processing Guidelines
Poultry Processing, OSHA eTool
OSHA Guidelines for Meat Processing
Red Meat Industry, Manual Handling(Australia)
Ergonomics in the Pharmaceutical Industry (UK)
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Food and Pharmaceutical Products

Glass, Ceramic, and Abrasive Products
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Glass, Ceramic, and Abrasive Products

Paper, Corrugated and Printed Materials
Printing, OSHA eTool
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Paper, Corrugated and Printed Materials

Shipyards and Aerospace Assembly
Shipyards, Ergonomic Solutions – NIOSH
Shipyard Guidelines – OSHA
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Shipyards and Aerospace Assembly– none currently

Furniture and Wood Products
Lumber Handling in Sawmills (1,382 KB PDF / 4 min.) - L&I Demonstration Project
Furniture Manufacturing, Voluntary Ergonomics Guideline (4,000 KB PDF / 11 min.)
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Furniture and Wood Products

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to the Manufacturing Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • A five step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
  • Office Ergonomics (on-line)
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class or call 1-800-644-6292 for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos applicable to the Manufacturing Industry
BWC has numerous videos dealing with Ergonomics in manufacturing. Please refer to the complete list to locate those that are most relevant to your needs

To review video descriptions, request videos or see additional resources click on this link

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Office and Administrative Ergonomics Resources
Computer Workstation Ergonomics
OSHA Computer Workstation Ergonomics eTool
Office Ergonomics: Practical Solutions for a Safer Workplace
Computer Workstation - Office Ergonomics Interactive Guide
Cornell University Office Ergonomics Guide
Office ergonomics: Your how-to guide
Cornell University Tips for Laptop computer users
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Office Ergonomics Applications

BWC Ergonomics Courses related to office and administrative work

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class or call 1-800-644-6292 for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos applicable to office and administrative work

  • Ergonomic Essentials in the Office
  • Making It Fit: Improving Our Office Comfort
  • Office Ergonomics: Adjusting Your Workstation and Postures
  • Out of the Office: Ergonomics for the Mobile Worker
  • Office Ergonomics: Task Analysis
  • Office Ergonomics Today
  • Office Injury Prevention
  • Office Manual Handling: The New Approach
  • Principles of Office Ergonomics
  • Principles of Safe Lifting and Carrying
  • Safe Manual Handling
  • Understanding Safety in the Office
To review video descriptions, request videos or see additional resources click on this link

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Public Employers Ergonomics Resources
Public Employers, Ergonomics Best Practices (211 KB PDF) - Ohio BWC
Ergonomics in Road Repair and Construction
Article – How to avoid injuries in roadway construction
Ergonomics for snowplow drivers

BWC Safety Grant Case Studies
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Public Employers
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Police, Fire and EMS Operations

BWC Ergonomics courses relevant to Public Employers

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)
  • Safety and Ergonomics for Extended Care Facilities
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class or call 1-800-644-6292 for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos applicable to Public Employers
BWC has numerous videos dealing with Ergonomics for Public Employers. Please refer to the complete list to locate those that are most relevant to your needs,

To review video descriptions, request videos or see additional resources click on this link

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Schools and Colleges Ergonomics Resources
Janitors and Custodians
University of California Ergonomic Assessment of Janitors and Custodians
Ergonomic Assessment of Custodial Tasks
Working Safer for Custodians, Janitors and Cleaners

Food Service Workers
Ergonomic Guidelines for Food Service Workers

Teachers and Teachers’ Aides


Librarians and Library Aides
UC Riverside Ergonomics Site for Librarians

Bus Drivers and Drivers’ Aides
Ergonomic evaluation of bus driver seats
Article on ergonomic school bus driver seats

BWC Safety Grant Case Studies
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Schools

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to Schools and Colleges

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions.

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class or call 1-800-644-6292 for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos relevant to Schools and Colleges
BWC has numerous videos dealing with Ergonomics for Schools. Please refer to the complete list to locate those that are most relevant to your needs

To review video descriptions, request videos or see additional resources click on this link

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Service Industry Ergonomics Resources
Assembly and Packaging
WC Safety Grant Case Studies for Assembly and Packaging Operations

Automotive and Marine Sales, Service, and Repair
Cal-OSHA Work Smarter Not Harder for Automotive Repair
Automotive Workshop Safety (Australia)
Manitoba Small Business Ergonomics Case Studies
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Automotive/Marine Sales, Service and Repair

Janitorial, Cleaning, and Restoration Services
Working Safer and Easier for Janitors, Custodians and Housekeepers
Safe Work Practices for Custodians: A Clean Sweep (British Columbia)
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Janitorial, Cleaning and Restoration Services

Home Improvement, Repair and Maintenance Services
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Home Improvement, Repair and Maintenance

Landscaping, Tree Trimming, and Tree Removal Services
Cal-OSHA Work Smarter Not Harder Poster for Landscapers
Landscaping Industry L&I Demonstration Project.
Landscaping Health and Safety
Material Handling in Landscaping
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Landscape and Horticultural Services
OSHA Assistance for the Tree Care Industry
Teen Workers Landscaping: Plant Your Feet on Safe Ground!
Instructor Guide for the Landscaping and Horticultural Services Industry (PDF)
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Landscaping, Tree Trimming and Removal - none

Laundering and Dry Cleaning
Cal-OSHA Work Smarter Not Harder for Dry Cleaning Operations
NIOSH Control of Ergonomic Hazards in Commercial Dry Cleaning
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies

Moving, Shipping, Warehousing, Storage and Freight Handling
Packing Instructions & Ergonomics | UC Berkeley - Business Services
Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and Ergonomics - US Navy
OSHA Assistance for the Trucking Industry: Industry Hazards ...
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Moving, Shipping, Warehousing, Storage and Freight

Printing, Mailing, and Packaging
Manual Handling in the Printing Industry (UK).
OSHA Strategic Partnerships Program National USPS ...
Control of Ergonomic Hazards from Squeegee Handles in the ...
Ergonomics in the Printing Industry eTool
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Printing, Mailing and Packaging

Child Care, Pet Care and Domestic Services
Cal-OSHA Work Smarter Not Harder Poster for Childcare Workers
Ergonomic recommendations and their impact on child care workers ...
DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS – Back injury prevention for Childcare Providers
Ergonomics and the Child Care Environment - White Hutchinson
The Ergonomics of Caring for Children: An Exploratory Study
Manitoba Small Business Ergonomics Case Studies (Day Care Examples)
An Ergonomics Process for the Care and Use of Research Animals
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Child Care, Pet Care and Domestic Services - none

Restaurants, Catering, Vending and Food Service
Cal-OSHA Work Smarter Not Harder Poster for Restaurant Workers
OSHA e-Tool for Restaurant workers
Ergonomics in action for the food processing industry
Preventing ergonomic hazards in restaurants and foodservice ...
Ergonomic Continuous-Improvement Model for a Large, Multi-Facility Catering Company
Restaurant Ergonomics - ErgoMatters
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Restaurants, Catering, Vending and Food Service

Barbers, Beauty Shops and Spas
Cal-OSHA Work Smarter Not Harder Poster for Hairdressers
Ergonomic tips for hairdressers
Study on ergonomic scissors for hairdressers
Hairdresser Ergonomics | Ergonomics Simplified
Ergonomic Basics for Nail Salon Professionals,
Manitoba Small Business Ergonomics Case Studies
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Barbers, Beauty Shops and Spas

Bars, Night Clubs, Entertainment, Bowling Alleys and Billiards Halls
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Bars, Night Clubs, Entertainment, etc.

Hotels, Country Clubs, Marinas, Casinos
Cornell Hotel Ergonomics Project
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Hotels, Country Clubs, Marinas and Casinos

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to the Service Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)
  • Safety and Ergonomics for Extended Care Facilities
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions.

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class or call 1-800-644-6292 for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos applicable to the Service Industry
Workplace Safety: Preventing Lifting and Carrying Injuries (Restaurant)
Workplace Safety: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls (Restaurant)

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Transportation Industry Ergonomics Resources
Local and Long-Haul Trucking
Ergonomic assessment and Tips for various general trucking and courier issues
Road transport, eliminating manual handling injuries (Safety by Design: Australia)
SHARP Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES)
Trucking industry injury prevention publications
OSHA Assistance for the Trucking Industry: Industry Hazards ...
Landing gear power option
Article on ergonomic design of fifth wheel hooks
Article on fifth wheel landing gear design
Ergonomic assessment and countermeasures for opening trailer doors
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Local and Long-Haul Trucking Operations

Mail Parcel or Package Delivery
Ergonomic assessment of shipping and receiving

Railroad
Whole Body Vibration Study

Aviation and Air Transportation
Customer Service Agents L&I Demonstration Project
Baggage Handling - OSHA e-Tool
Baggage Handling (UK)
Manual Handling in Airports (Ireland) (371 KB PDF).

Ambulance and EMS
Ergonomic Guidelines for EMS workers
Firefighter and EMS Ergonomics Video Part 1
Firefighter and EMS Ergonomics Video Part 2
FEMA Fire and EMS Ergonomics Guidelines
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Ambulance and EMS Services

Bus and Taxi Cab Services
Ergonomic evaluation of bus driver seats
Article on ergonomic school bus driver seats

BWC Ergonomics courses relevant to the Transportation Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class or call 1-800-644-6292 for personal assistance.

BWC Ergonomics Videos applicable to the Transportation Industry

  • Dry Van Cargo Securment
  • Flatbed Safety
  • Flatbed Cargo Securement
  • Injury Prevention for Drivers
  • Delivering the Goods
  • Safe Loading and Unloading of Delivery Vehicles
  • Back Safety for First Responders
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Utilities Industry Ergonomics Resources
General Ergonomic Guidelines for Utilities
Utilities - L&I Demonstration Project
PowerPoint presentation on Ergonomics in construction and utilities
Video of lift assist for jackhammers
Information on safe use of pavement breakers
Article on use of segways for city utility workers
BWC Safety Grant Case Studies for Utilities

Telephone Cable and Satellite Telecommunications
Telecommunications Industry, Ergonomic Guidelines

Electric, Light and Power
Article on control room design
EPRI Worker Safety Publication

Oil and Gas Delivery
Article on PSE&G ergo program development

Water Treatment and Sewage
Ergonomics case study of sewage valve exercising tool

BWC Ergonomics Courses relevant to the Transportation Industry

  • Ergonomics: Basic Principles
  • Ergonomics: Developing an Effective Process
  • Office Ergonomics and Mobile Computing (On-Line)
  • A five-step process for preventing WMSDs in your workplace (on-line)
  • Avoiding Back Trauma (on-line)
Click this link to obtain a list of all training class descriptions

Click this link to enter the BWC Learning Center and register for any class or call 1-800-644-6292 for personal assistance

BWC Ergonomics Videos applicable to the Utilities Industry
BWC has some videos that are applicable to Ergonomics for the Utilities Industry. Please refer to the complete list to locate those that are most relevant to your needs

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