Ergonomic selection criteria
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
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;
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
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
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