Laboratory Ergonomics Checklist – Reducing Ergonomic Risks in Laboratories by UC Riverside’s Laboratory
Employee education and training is essential for prevention of laboratory injuries. Workers should have a basic understanding of ergonomic principles, and be able to recognize risk factors symptoms. The design of the job itself (work/rest schedules, job rotation), work tools and the workstation (dimension/layout) also has a direct impact on the risk of injury. Incorporating ergonomic principles into the design of laboratory tools and workstations, and reviewing work processes to maximize efficiencies can help prevent work related injuries. Periodic review of the work environment, tools and procedures helps to assure that necessary modifications are made as processes change.