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Columbia Southern University Ergonomic Risk Factor Presentation

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This assignment is designed to provide an opportunity to apply the concepts presented in the Unit VI Lesson regarding controlling ergonomic risks factors with proper tool design. Specifically, you will be evaluating a work task to identify specific control measures that can be implemented to address tool design.

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For this assignment, you will evaluate the above video to identify opportunities to improve the task performed, using the concepts presented in the Unit VI Lesson. You are required to develop a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:

  • the impact of hand tool design on injury and musculoskeletal disorder risk for each of the ergonomic selection criteria for selecting hand tools presented in the unit lesson, and
  • recommendations for controlling the risk factors associated with the use of the hand tools using the hierarchy of controls (you must include at least one of each of the controls: engineering control, administrative control, and PPE).

Your PowerPoint presentation must be a minimum of 10 slides in length, not counting the title and references slides. Additionally, you must include a minimum of two outside sources, one of which must be from the CSU Online Library. If you would like to learn more about PowerPoint, consider watching the Writing Center’s tutorial here.

  • Unit VI Journal

    In this unit lesson, we discuss the concept of controlling ergonomic risk exposure with proper hand tool design. Hand tools are basically an extension of the hand, and if you look at most people’s hands, you will find a mobile phone.Look at your own cell phone use. Do you think your cell phone habits put you at an ergonomic risk? Why, or why not? Describe your habits in detail.Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
    Submit Unit VI Journal »

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Final Answer


Ergonomic selection criteria
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Hand tool design

Comprises of tool design, task design and workspace design.

The tool design should have a certain weight and shape that is fit
for user and the task.

The workstation design should have the appropriate size, shape
and layout

All the tasks should be scheduled in accordance to the number of
employees and their ability.

All the above should be incorporated in making hand tool usage
to be risk free and safe.

Impact of hand tool design on injury

When the hand design tool causes injury it may lead to;

Reduced productivity

Slow work and more errors

Lead to more complicated injuries

Increase in illness

The injury are harmful to the worker and affects their overall
performance and increases the chances of accidents.

There is need to reduce the negative effects of any compression
that might occur.

Selecting criteria for hand tools

the criteria for selecting hand tools should be guided by the
following principles


Suitability for the job



All the hand tool equipment need to pass such criteria to ensure
that they do not cause injury in workplace as ell as
musculoskeletal comp...

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