|Date: 07/25/05||Policy ID: SEC-020||Status: Final|
|Contact Office:||Environmental Health and Safety|
|Oversight Executive:||Vice President for Research|
Academic Division and the Medical Center.
|Table of Contents:|
|Reason for Policy:|| To help prevent musculoskeletal injuries to faculty, staff and students caused by such factors as:
|Definition of Terms in Statement:||
Ergonomic Issues: Points of concern regarding ability to fit the workplace to the worker’s needs.
Musculoskeletal Conditions: Circumstances that cause muscle aches and pains usually due to working in awkward positions.
Worksite Evaluations: Assessment of the workplace in order to improve the fit between the worker and the work environment.
Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD): Wear and tear on tendons, muscles and sensitive nerve tissue caused by continuous use over an extended period of time. Keyword “cumulative.” Disorder most commonly occurs in wrists and backs. Also called RSI – Repetitive Stress Injury
The University will strive to provide a workplace that meets the worker’s needs. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and the University Ergonomics Task Force are available to assist departments in the Academic Division (Agency 207) and Hospital Employee Health & Safety is available to assist departments in the Medical Center (Agency 209) with:
Departments in the Academic Division (Agency 207) should contact Environmental Health & Safety for assistance at 243-1711 or 982-4913.
Departments in the Medical Center (Agency 209) should contact Hospital Employee Health & Safety for assistance at 924-2611.
|Major Category:||Safety, Security and Environmental Quality|
|Category Cross Reference:|
|Next Scheduled Review:||07/25/14|
|Approved By, Date:||Policy Review Committee, 07/25/05|
|Revision History:||Updated 8/4/11.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):||Ergonomics XIV.F.1.|