Background for the Trainer: Employers must keep their workplaces free from recognized serious hazards under the OSH Act's General Duty Clause §5(a)(1). This includes ergonomic hazards. OSHA will not focus its enforcement efforts on employers who have implemented effective ergonomic programs or who are making good-faith efforts to reduce ergonomic hazards. OSHA will conduct inspections for ergonomic hazards and issue citations under the General Duty Clause §5(a)(1) and issue ergonomic hazard alert letters where appropriate. OSHA will conduct follow-up inspections or investigations within 12 months of certain employers who receive ergonomic hazard alert letters. Speaker’s Notes: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) continue to be a major concern in industry. The United States spends billions of dollars every year just to treat the effects of the problem. This doesn’t even reflect the funds necessary to combat the problem itself. This training program will look at some of the basic principles of ergonomics so that you can use a commonsense approach to working in an ergonomically correct manner.
BLR’s Safety Training Presentations Ergonomics General Duty Clause §5(a)(1) of the OSH Act