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Laboratory Ergonomics

Aside from the risk of working daily with hazardous substances, laboratory personnel are also exposed to many ergonomic risk factors due to the nature of their work and the research they conduct.

Laboratory-associated ergonomic risk factors are not any different from those found in the office and general industry and consist of: awkward and static postures, high repetition, excessive force, contact stresses, vibration, and pinch grip among others.

The purpose of this section is to disseminate information to laboratory employees about how they can control laboratory ergonomics risk factors, improve their level of comfort while performing their jobs, and reduce the risk of acquiring occupational injuries.

If you use a computer extensively along with your research procedures, be sure to visit our Office Ergonomics page too.