The Washington Ergonomics is a suite of tools developed by the Washington State agency in charge of occupational safety and health. These tools for analyzing a workstation help employees and employers to prevent risks.
Among them we find the 2 checklists, which we detail below. They are used to assess the risks and dangers of a workstation according to the following criteria:
- Exposure time
- Frequency of movement
- The Posture
- The necessary effort
The principle is quite simple. The tool offers a checklist with different criteria for evaluating ergonomic risks.
- The first list ” Washington State Caution Zone Check-list ” offers risk criteria. The challenge is that each validated criterion requires a plan of action to reduce this risk.
- The second list ” Washinghton State hazard zone check-list ” provides hazard criteria.