Long popular with workers and workplaces OHCOW tools and calculators translate knowledge into action
by defining a problem and/or contributing to solutions.
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The following apps are available for your smartphones and tablets to help you work safer and smarter.
They are available through both the Apple and Google stores using the buttons provided.
This app delivers a simple ergonomic assessment by running through a series of diagrams and questions to:
• pinpoint musculoskeletal pain • identify possible sources • discover practical solutions
– right from your smartphone!
The results are depicted on a body map, with recommendations to address work-related MSD hazards that could be contributing to your discomfort.
No personal data is collected, but summary results can be shared with others (at your discretion) in order to report hazards or foster solutions.
While a professional ergonomic assessment is considered the most effective way to address work-related discomfort, this app is a good first step to help you recognize the signs of MSD and take action for prevention.
Download PainPoint for your device using the buttons below:
PainPoint was produced in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
The app guides you through 12 distinct health and safety topics prompting you to:
describe the hazard • identify its source/cause • and to provide your ideas on how to fix it.
It also allows you to take pictures and mark them up with circles and arrows if needed and then create a PDF report which can be emailed to your organization’s workplace health and safety contacts for follow-up.
Prevention resource links are provided so that you can learn more about various hazards, the associated risks, along with ideas on what changes could be made to improve workplace conditions.
Download HazardAssess for your device using the buttons below:
HazardAssess was produced in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
TOOLS and CALCULATORS
Recommended Measurements for Office Configurations
The following tool was developed for workplace parties to identify potential sources that could lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders.
By entering the physical dimensions of a person’s body segments, as well as the height settings of their office equipment,
you can determine sources of mis-match between a worker and their equipment.
The Office Ergonomic Calculator also provides generic recommendations to help reduce the risk of injury.
The tool includes:
Simple instructions to follow as well as a tutorial on How to Perform Office Ergonomic Measurements
Opportunity for changes to be re-evaluated once implemented to ensure compliance with the current ergonomic standards
Unique ID key that allows for the assessment to be saved and sent to an OHCOW ergonomist to review
Risk Assessment for Office Workstations
A picture-based checklist used to quantify exposure to risk factors in an office environment.
An action level for change based on the reports of the workers discomforts is provided upon completion.
A Posture Risk Assessment Tool
A workplace risk assessment tool that evaluates the exposure of workers to ergonomic risk factors associated with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.
Repetitive Work Involving Hands and Wrists
A workplace risk assessment tool used to evaluate the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder to the hand, wrist, and elbow.
Determining Body Length Segments
Anthropometrics is the science of measuring the size and proportions of the human body, especially as applied to the design of furniture and machines.
The “AnthroCalculator” was created to provide quick access to most body segment dimensions that pertain to ergonomics.
A Workbook and Template for Completing Physical Demands Descriptions
A document that objectively captures and describes the physical demands that are required to perform a particular job.
Note: These Ergonomics Tools may be useful for a wide variety of users such as Individual Workers, Joint Health and Safety Committee Members, Injured Worker Groups, WSIB Representatives, Rehabilitation Specialists, Return to Work Specialists, Ergonomists, or anyone interested in Ergonomics and Ergonomic risk factors.
If you have questions regarding any these tools please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need help with your workplace ergonomic assessment?
Contact OHCOW to arrange for your personalized or group ergonomic assessment.
Currently assessments are being conducted using remote, virtual technologies.