Senior Ergonomist Gary Downey presented the topic, “Ergo Analysis Tool Review” at the Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK.
There are numerous industrial ergonomics analysis tools available to safety professionals. The NIOSH Lifting Equation, RULA, Strain Index, REBA, Liberty Mutual Tables…and the list goes on. Choosing the correct tool for the situation can be confusing. Attendees were introduced to several common industrial ergonomics analysis tools and review their features and findings. This overview session enabled attendees to identify which tools would be most useful in their specific working environment so they can pursue more comprehensive and focused guidance at a later date. Free resources for obtaining many of the tools were shared with the audience.