Webinar on Practical Ergonomic Risk Assessment in Construction November 23rd 2023
The Health and Safety Authority in conjunction with the Construction Industry Federation and the Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society hosted this webinar on practical ergonomics risk assessment tools tailored for those working in construction.
Ergonomics aims to design tasks so that people can perform their work within their capabilities, protecting their musculoskeletal health while enabling them to work more efficiently.
Attendees gained an insight to practical risk assessment tools to quantify ergonomic risks. They also gained an understanding of the importance of controlling risk through the introduction of innovative engineering solutions or by changing the way work is planned and organised. The webinar includes case studies demonstrating the application of practical approaches to risk assessment and problem solving through worker consultation. The case studies also detail the tangible benefits arising from the interventions by way of reduced risk of musculoskeletal injury or ill health, improved human performance and productivity.
Who is the webinar for?
The workshop will be of a particular interest to:
Health and Safety Professionals
Project Supervisors for the Design Process
Project Supervisors for the Construction stage
Designers for Construction Projects
Occupational Health Professionals
Others that have an interest in the science and management of work
Webinar Topics and Speakers
Managing Ergonomic Risk Exposure: H.S.A. Strategy and Intervention
Frank Power – Senior Ergonomist (Inspector), Health and Safety Authority
Introduction to the Ergonomic Risk Assessment Tool
Ita Leyden (Leyden Consulting & Engineering)
Practical use of the Rapp Tool and Art Tool
Ita Leyden (Leyden Consulting Engineering)
Please make use of the below documents and resources before attending this webinar: