COMMERCE 4BL3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Repetitive Strain Injury, Hazard Analysis, Hierarchy Of Hazard Controls

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Chapter 4: hazards, recognition, assessment & control (rac) Hazard: any condition or changing set of circumstances that has the potential to cause an injury (damaged ladder, icy porch, frayed wire . Event: any activity that may occur on a day-to-day basis as a direct or indirect result of some human or human-related undertaking (operating a forklift or work processor) Ciub: when workers get caught in, under or b/w machinery. Prevention: recognize the source of the hazard, eliminate the hazard, protect workers from exposure to the hazard, overexertion injuries: caused by excessive physical effort, lifting, repetitive motions & awkward working positions (cts, tendonitis, back pain) Low back pain = 50% of musculoskeletal complaints & is the. Repetitive strain injury (rsi): tennis, telephone operator"s & golfer"s elbow, writer"s cramp & postal worker"s shoulder, cts becoming the most common occupational injury = 1/20 cndns over 20yrs have experienced rsi.

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