This book covers the application of the OCRA (Occupational Repetitive Actions) method. The methods make up a system dedicated to the analysis and management of the risk of biomechanical overload of the upper limbs. The book focuses on the OCRA checklist which presents various models from the most simplified, to the most complex. It describes methods, criteria, procedures and tools on how to perform such an assessment, in line with international standards. The book provides you with the correct methods and tools for prevention of upper limb work related musculoskeletal disorders no matter what the working environment is or what the international standards dictates.
Introduction. Brief Notes on Analysis of the Work Process in Companies: From Macro to Micro Analysis of Jobs and task as the Basis for the Study of Workers Exposure. Preliminary Hazard and Risk Identification and Evaluation. The "Basic" OCRA Checklist: Contents, Application Procedures, and Risk Classification. Variants of the OCRA Checklist. Evaluation of Task Rotations. Mapping the Risks from Biomechanical Overload of the Upper Limbs: Criteria, Procedures, and Aims. Analyzing Complex Jobs (with Repetitive Tasks): Applicative Examples. The OCRA Index. Health Surveillance. Guidelines for (RE) Design of Manual Repetitive Tasks and Workplaces and Criteria for the Relocation of Workers Suffering from Work-Related Musculoskeletal Diseases (WMSDs)