ERGOCHECK for a Preliminary Mapping of Risk at Work: Tools, Guidelines, and Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

ERGOCHECK for a Preliminary Mapping of Risk at Work

Tools, Guidelines, and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti

CRC Press

224 pages | 178 B/W Illus.

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Description

One of the latest developments being pursued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations (ILO, ISO), in relation to preventing work-related diseases and disorders, concerns the creation of "toolkits" and, within them, of simple tools.

This book suggests a methodology and a comprehensive simple tool (ERGOCHECK, downloadable for free from the website www.epmresearch.org ) for bringing together various potential risk factors to undertake a preliminary mapping of discomfort/danger in the workplaces and to assess consequent priorities for prevention, especially (but not only) in small and very small businesses.

The tool is primarily designed to be used by employers, OSH operators, trade union representatives, but it may also be useful for occupational medical staff conducting periodical inspections and drafting health surveillance protocols, and for supervisory bodies (labour inspectors) conducting inspections in the workplace needing to rapidly detect potentially dangerous situations requiring specific preventive interventions.

Table of Contents

Preface;

Contributors

List of contributors

1.Introduction and aim

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

2. Reference sources

2.1. Reference sources for the study of biomechanical overload: key-enters (entry keys) and quick assessment (rapid assessment) in the TR ISO 12295.

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

2.2. Reference sources for the preliminary study of biological risk

Ugo Caselli

2.3. Reference sources for the preliminary study of stress

Paolo Campanini and Alberto Baratti

3. Pre-mapping of risk factors for occupational health and wellbeing: general structure of Ergocheck

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

4. First level pre-mapping: key enters and general overview

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

5. Second level pre-mapping (quick assessment) for studying biomechanical overload

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

6. Second level pre-mapping (Quick assessment) for preliminary study of exposure to chemical agents and particulate

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

7. Second level pre-mapping (Quick assessment) for the preliminary study of exposure to biological agents

Ugo Caselli

8. Second level pre-mapping (Quick assessment) for the preliminary evaluation of work-related stress

Paolo Campanini and Alberto Baratti

9. Summary of pre-mapping evaluation by homogeneous group and manufacturing unit.

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

10. Examples of ERGOCHECK spreadsheets

11. Using ERGOCHECK for pre-mapping risk: application examples.

11.1. Leatherworking for the production of handbags

Giuseppina Coppola (Loretta Montomoli …)

11.2. Using the pre-mapping work sheet to assess hazards in the decorative ceramics sector

Giorgio di Leone

11.3. The work of dental technicians

Maurizia Giambartolomei

11.4. Analysis of the sources of risk and biomechanical overload among bar attendants or baristi

Sergio Ardissone.

12. Pre-mapping in an agriculture setting: presentation of a specific ERGOCHECK model

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

13. Conclusions

Daniela Colombini and Enrico Occhipinti

Bibliography

Index

About the Editors

Daniela Colombini is a certified European Ergonomist and a senior researcher at the Research Unit Ergonomics of Posture and Movement, Milan, where she developed methods for the analysis, evaluation and management of risk and damage from occupational biomechanical overload. She was Professor at the School of Specialization in Occupational Medicine in University of Milan and University of Florence. She is the coauthor of the OCRA method (EN 1005-5 standard and ISO 11228-3). She is founder and President of the EPM International Ergonomics School EPMIES. She has been working with accredited native teachers in countries such as USA, France, India, Spain, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil and other South America Countries. She is a member of the Ergonomics Committee of UNI working in the international commissions of CEN and ISO.

Enrico Occhipinti is a Certified European Ergonomist. He is professor at the School of Specialization in Occupational Medicine, University of Milano and director of the Research Unit Ergonomics of Posture and Movement (EPM) at Fondazione Don Gnocchi ONLUS-Milano. He developed and co-authored the OCRA method. He is a member and has been coordinator (up to 2012) of the Technical Committee on Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and represents Italy in international commissions of the European Committee for Normalization (CEN) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) dealing with ergonomics and biomechanics.

About the Series

Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS070080
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
HEA021000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Safety
HEA038000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Work-Related Health
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety