NIOSH free mobile application (app) for smart phones and other mobile devices that can help workers stay safe when manually lifting objects. The NLE Calc app is based on the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE), an internationally recognized standard for safe lifting. NLE Calc determines a score based on the data users enter about a lifting task and provides recommendations to help users optimize the task, or perform it differently, in order to prevent injury.
- NIOSH also recently updated its Elements of Ergonomics Programs, a step-by-step guide to creating, implementing, and maintaining an ergonomics program.
- Safety Walk Around Checklist – Hand Tools and Herramientas de Mano – Lista de Chequeo (Spanish version)
Hand Tool Safety – Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
Easy Ergonomics – Section II: Common Factors That Contribute to the Development of MSDs (State of California, 1999)
Calculator for Analyzing Lifting Operations (Washington State, Department of Labor and Industries)
Ergonomics Awareness Training for Construction Workers (Outline of a 2-hr Master Ergonomic Training Curriculum)
Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling – Published 2007 by the California Department of Industrial Relations
Checklist for the Prevention of Manual Handling Risks – European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Recommended Ergonomic Assessment Tools – Ergonomics Plus
Materials developed by NIOSH’s Mining Division with potential application for construction: