Workplace safety, performance and productivity are directly impacted by the interaction of employees and the various tools and systems within their work environment. The systematic application of ergonomics is aimed at improving the development, design, use, and management of work systems and assists in protecting and promoting worker well-being by helping to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. CSA Z1004 is part of our portfolio of OHS Management Systems Standards, based on the foundation of Z1000 Occupational Health and Safety Management.
Highlights of CSA Z1004 include:
- Comprehensive overview of the principles of an effective Ergonomics process
- Guidance on applying ergonomics in the design and operation of work systems
- Clear overview of management responsibilities and accountabilities
- Detailed explanation of the hazard identification and risk assessment process and the implementation of preventive and protective measures
- Description of practical evaluation techniques including reporting, investigating, and analysis
- Clear guidance on encouraging worker participation
- Inclusion of comprehensive ergonomics tables, checklists and observation tools
This is the first edition of CSA Z1004, Workplace ergonomics - A management and implementation Standard.
This Standard sets out requirements and provides guidance for the systematic application of ergonomics to the development, design, use, management, and improvement of work systems through the implementation of an Ergonomics Process. The objective of this Standard is to enable an organization to enhance worker health, safety, and well-being and optimize system performance to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities and/or reduce the severity of harm related to occupational activities and work environments.
This Standard specifies requirements and provides guidance for the systematic Application of Ergonomics to the development, design, use, management, and improvement of work systems through the implementation of an Ergonomics Process.
This Standard does not apply to medical management programs or to aspects that could be considered part of a medical management program, such as therapeutic or clinical interventions.
The objective of this Standard is to enable an organization to enhance worker health, safety, and well-being and optimize system performance to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities and/or reduce the severity of harm related to occupational activities and work environments through the systematic Application of Ergonomics.
Prevention strategies proactively identify hazards and eliminate them where possible. Where elimination is not possible, prevention can be achieved through appropriate risk assessment and control techniques.
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