CAL/OSHA Regulations: Workplace Ergonomics
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the largest category of lost work time for employees. In California, employers must comply with the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA), California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, Section 5110: Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMIs). Employers must address ergonomic issues identified at work sites to comply with Cal/OSHA, CCR Title 8, Section 3203: Injury the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Although most associate ergonomics are for office operations only, ergonomics can be applied to virtually every working environment and tasks performed (e.g., manufacturing, warehouses, operating heavy equipment, construction, chemical handling, laboratories, and industrial work sites). Performing site ergonomic evaluations as part of your health and safety programs may reduce potential repetitive stress and repetitive motion injuries at your work sites.
During this webinar, we will review the applicability of California’s regulatory requirements for operations. Together, we will define and explore the root causes of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs)RMIs, and MSDs and provide practical approaches and hands-on techniques to incorporate ergonomics into your operation as an integral part of your current health and safety programs.