Ergonomic hazard

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Ergonomic hazards are physical conditions that may pose risk of injury to the musculoskeletal system,[1] such as the muscles or ligaments of the lower back, tendons or nerves of the hands/wrists, or bones surrounding the knees. Ergonomic hazards include things such as awkward or extreme postures, whole-body or hand/arm vibration, poorly designed tools, equipment, or workstations, repetitive motion, and poor lighting. Ergonomic hazards occur in both occupational and non-occupational settings such as in workshops, building sites, offices, home, school, or public spaces and facilities.[2]


  1. ^ "Ergonomics". Environmental Health and Safety. The University of Chicago. Archived from the original on 2016-07-22. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  2. ^ Sraff. "Ergonomic hazards". Comcare. Australian Government. Retrieved 5 June 2017.