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Navy Ergonomics Risk Assessments

Ground Electronics pdf [547 KB]
Hull Repair pdf [434 KB]
Security pdf [620 KB]
Biomedical Equipment Repair pdf [1.12 MB]
Branch Medical Clinic pdf [1.29 MB]
Dental Clinic Prosthetic Laboratories pdf [728 KB]
Dinghy Retrieval and Storage pdf [449 KB]
Electroplating Shop pdf [322 KB]
Fire Department pdf [687 KB]
Heavy Mobile Equipment Service, Mobile Equipment Metal Mechanic, Industrial Equipment Maitenance Mechanic and Industrial Equipment Repair, and Materials Support Areas pdf [1.63 MB]
Medical Supply Warehouse pdf [1.36 MB]
Model Fabrication Facility pdf [1.38 MB]
Phlembotomy, Automated,Microbiology,Cytology,Grossing,Serology and Transfusion Labs pdf [1.02 MB]
Recycling Center pdf [296 KB]
Shipping & Receiving Area pdf [576 KB]
Ship Repair: Pump, Antenna, Engine, and Welding Shops pdf [1.40 MB]
Advanced Composite Shop, Shipping and Receiving, and Storage Areas Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [1.18 MB]

An ergonomic survey was conducted on March 27 and 28, 2000. The results of a JRPD indicated that the Advanced Composite Shop, NIF Storage Areas, and receiving and distribution areas of the Fuel Control Facility were ergonomic problem areas.

Aircraft Maitenance Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [365 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment was conducted on June 24, 2002. The electronics operation was observed in order to determine sources of ergonomics stress and make recommendations to reduce the risk of WMSDs and improve safety, health and productivity. The major ergonomic risks factors were awkward postures, poor lighting, and contact stress.

Boat Repair and Recycling Center Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [304 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomic risk assessment of a Boat Repair and Recycling Center conducted in January of 2004. Heavy and repetitive lifting, forceful exertions and heavy lifting, and repetitive motions and awkward postures were identified risk factors.

Dental Center Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [243 KB]

In September and November of 2003, the Dental Center's Prosthetics Lab and Supply Area were observed to determine sources of ergonomic stress and recommend improvements. The major ergonomic risk factors for the Prosthetics Lab staff were repetitive hand and arm motions in unsupported postures. Heavy awkward lifting, straining the back and placing workers at risk of injury, was the major risk factor in the Supply Area.

Drug Screening Laboratory Accessioning Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [613 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomic risk assessment conducted at a Drug Screening Laboratory, on 15 November 2001. The Accessioning Department was observed in order to determine sources of ergonomic stress and recommend improvements. This assessment is based upon interviews with workers supervisors, industrial hygienists and safety personnel and on an evaluation by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Ergonomist.

Eyeglass Manufacturing Facility Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [656 KB]

An ergonomic survey of material handling at the Eyeglass Manufacturing Facility was conducted on February 9, 2000. Height adjustable carts and small staging platforms were recommended, as well as anti-fatigue matting and sole inserts, an automated retrieval system, and thick handled paring knives.

Fan Repair Operations Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [251 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment was conducted in April 2004. Repetitive motion, awkward postures, and excessive force were the major risk factors for these workers responsible for craft fan maintenance and repair.

Food Services, Laundry Services, and Sail Shop Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [851 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment was conducted on June 5, 2000, and a follow-up evaluation was conducted on April 12, 2001. The Food Services, Laundry Services, and Sail Shop were observed to determine sources of ergonomic stress and make recommendations to reduce the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Hospital Microscope Users Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [371 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomics risk assessment conducted at the Naval Hospital, July 2001, after receiving project approval from the Chief of Naval Operations Hazard Abatement Program. The focus of the evaluation was on microscope users.

Housekeeping Operation Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [338 KB]

On October 18, 2001, a risk assessment of a Housekeeping Operation was conducted. Recommendations included installing a lift, centralizing the storage location, and purchasing linen carts and height adjustable carts.

Instrument Shop Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [278 KB]

Conducted at the Instrument Shop in February 2003, the ergonomic risk assessment looked at heavy lifting, static and awkward postures, impact, and poor lighting.

Machine and Welding Shops Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [246 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment was conducted for the machine and welding shops in May of 2002. Risk factors included heavy lifting, awkward postures, and repetitive motion.

Mail Processing Facility Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [733 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment was conducted on November 30th, 2000. The mail processing facility was observed in order to identify sources of ergonomic stress and make recommendations to reduce the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. It was recommended that the facility acquire anti-fatigue mats, angled work stands, adjustable height carts, hampers with drop down sides, and mail bag racks.

Mail Room Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [292 KB]

An ergonomic survey of the mail operation was conducted on February 16, 2000. Package carts, height adjustable tables, a sort system, totes, and shoe inserts and anti-fatigue matting were recommended to address the ergonomics risk factors.

Mail Room Ergonomics Risk Assessment 2 pdf [357 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment of a Mail Room and Shipping and Receiving Area was conducted in July 2003. Risk factors included heavy and repetitive lifting and awkward postures.
 

Medical Center Pharmacy- Dental Clinic- Ophthamology Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [662 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomic risk assessment conducted at the al Medical Center June of 2001. The Naval Medical Center is part of a pilot project funded by the Chief of Naval Operations Hazard Abatement Program to improve occupational health and safety by implementing various ergonomic interventions. Three areas were observed: the Pharmacy, the Dental Clinic, and the Ophthalmology Clinic. This assessment is based upon interviews with workers, supervisors, industrial hygienists, and safety personnel, and on an evaluation by a Navy Ergonomist.

Medical Records Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [369 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment was conducted at on May 16, 2000. Three areas within medical records (inpatient, outpatient, and transcription) were observed in order to determine sources of ergonomic stress.

Medical Records Management Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [613 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomic risk assessment conducted at two Branch Medical Clinics July 2002. Recommendations can be easily adapted to any hospital or branch clinic. A Certified Professional Ergonomist based this assessment upon a walk-through and interviews with workers, supervisors, an industrial hygienist, and safety personnel.

Money Counting Operation and Drug Screening Laboratory Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [818 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment was conducted on May 25 and 26, 2000. The Money Counting Operation employees mentioned pain and discomfort in their back, wrists, and legs and stated that lifting was the most stressful part of the job. Drug Lab workers experienced back discomfort associated with sitting all day and shoulder discomfort from reaching.

Moter Repair Shop Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [176 KB]

An ergonomic risk assessment of a Motor Repair Shop was conducted on January 30, 2000. Recommendations included installing a boom and hoist and a mobile hoist.

Naval Hospital, Labor & Delivery-Patient Transport Erginomics Risk Assessment pdf [245 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomic risk assessment conducted at a Hospital August 2001. Two areas were observed in order to determine solutions to reduce ergonomic stressors: the Labor and Delivery patient rooms, and the Patient Transport by ambulance gurney. This assessment is based upon interviews with nurses, corpsmen, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), local fire department response personnel, and base safety personnel. Further input came via an evaluation by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM) Hazard Abatement (HA) Ergonomist. In addition, the hospital Ergonomic Team identified the priority areas and suggested improvements.

Naval Hospital Laboratory Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [635 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomic risk assessment conducted at a hospital July 2002. A Certified Professional Ergonomist based this assessment upon a walk-through and interviews with workers, supervisors, an industrial hygienist, and safety personnel.

Pharmacy Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [471 KB]

A Pharmacy risk assessment was conducted in April 2002. The major ergonomic risk factors for processing medication requests were awkward postures (with excessive reaching) and prolonged standing. Stress associated with constant client flow, interacting with customers, and risk of germ exposure from sick patients compounds ergonomic risk. Stress is a contributing factor for WMSDs.

Public Works Center Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [1.08 MB]

The risk assessment at the PWC during the week of October 15, 2001, looked at tradesmen who are regularly exposed to ergonomic risk factors including awkward postures, excessive force, contact stress,

Rigging Shop and Provisions Warehouse Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [240 KB]

The Rigging Shop and Provisions Warehouse were evaluated on April 3, 2000. It was recommended that a monorail be installed to eliminate most material handling. A dock leveler and stockpicker were also recommended.

Shipping and Receiving and Computer Redistribution Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [1.78 MB]

An ergonomic survey of Shipping and Receiving and Computer Redistribution at was conducted on February 2, 2000. The assessment recommendations included a mobile lift table, flexible conveyors, and a pallet lifter.

Tire Shop and Squadron Maintenance Operations Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [421 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomic risk assessment conducted at the Aircraft Maintenance Department on February 6, 2003. The Tire Shop and Squadron Maintenance Operations were observed in order to determine sources of ergonomic stress and recommend improvements. Forceful exertions, heavy lifting, and awkward postures were identified risk factors.

Warehouse Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [368 KB]

A Warehouse Operation ergonomics risk assessment was conducted on February 13, 2002. Mobile lifts, height adjustable carts, pallet jacks, box cutters, and show inserts were recommended.

Wire Ropes, Diesel Engine, and Motor Rewind Shops Ergonomics Risk Assessment pdf [249 KB]

This report summarizes the ergonomic risk assessment conducted in September and November of 2003. The Wire Rope, Diesel Engine, and Motor Rewind Shops were observed in order to determine sources of ergonomic stress and recommend improvements. Identified risk factors included repetitive motions and static, awkward postures, and high force exertion.