we discuss ergonomic risk assessment, There are a variety
In this unit lesson, we discuss ergonomic risk assessment. There are a variety of ergonomic risk assessment tools available for identifying musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors. These tools are intended to assist in the identification of high-risk jobs and in the identification of the risky components that can be ergonomically redesigned. For this unit’s discussion, please share your experience with using ergonomic risk assessment tools in your current or previous employment. If you have not previously used ergonomic risk assessment tools, please share your thoughts on which tools you feel you are likely to use based on the information provided in the unit lesson.
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
Answer the following questions based on what you have learned in this course. Each response must be at least 200 words in length. You may use the textbook as a reference, and you may also use any other resources as necessary. Cite and reference any resources used in APA Style.
1. Explain how the passage of the OSH Act in 1970 changed the way industrial hygienists (IHs) evaluated health hazards at facilities covered by the Act.
2. List two OSHA regulations that you believe are the most important for an IH when reducing the risk of health hazards in a workplace. Explain your reasoning for choosing the regulations.
3. List at least three forms of toxicology data that an IH can use to perform a risk assessment for an occupational chemical exposure. Explain how the three types of data can be used by an IH.
4. Discuss how you would manage initial and on-going industrial hygiene sampling at a facility if you did not have a full- time IH on staff. How would you incorporate the IH program into an existing safety and health management system?