Ergonomic hazards are those that pose risk of injury to the muskuloskeletal system. Common injuries associated with ergonomic hazards include carpal tunnel syndrome, overuse tendinopathy and trigger finger.

Examples of ergonomic hazards include the following:

  • Poor work space design 
  • Repetitive movement
  • Manual handling
  • Poor body positioning

Good workstation design is important in the prevention of musculoskeletal pain or strain associated with repetitive work. Use the EHS self-assessment tool to determine if your workstation is appropriate to your needs and workflow or find out more about workstation assessments.