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Ergonomics and occupational safety and health: an ILO perspective.
Appl Ergon. 2010 Oct; 41(6):744-53.AE

Abstract

The ILO has a mandate to protect workers against sickness, diseases and injuries due to workplace hazards and risks including ergonomic and work organization risk factors. One of the main functions for the ILO is to develop international standards related to labour and work. ILO standards have exerted considerable influence on the laws and regulations of member States. The ILO standards take the form of international Conventions and Recommendations. ILO Conventions and Recommendations relevant to protection of workers against ergonomic risk factors at the workplace include Convention No. 127 and Recommendation No.128 which specify the international requirements concerning the manual transport of a load. To help member States in applying the ILO standards, the ILO produces practical guides and training manuals on ergonomics at work and collects and analyses national practices and laws on ergonomics at the workplace. The ILO also conducts technical cooperation activities in many countries on ergonomics to support and strengthen the capacities of its tripartite constituents in dealing with workplace ergonomic and work organization risks. The ILO's technical cooperation activities give priorities on the promotion of voluntary, participatory and action-oriented actions to improve working conditions and work organizations of the small and medium sized enterprises. This paper reviews ILO's policies and activities on ergonomics in relation to occupational safety and health and prescribes ILO's considerations for its future work on ergonomics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

International Labour Organization, Geneva 22, Switzerland. niu@ilo.org

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20347066

Citation

Niu, Shengli. "Ergonomics and Occupational Safety and Health: an ILO Perspective." Applied Ergonomics, vol. 41, no. 6, 2010, pp. 744-53.
Niu S. Ergonomics and occupational safety and health: an ILO perspective. Appl Ergon. 2010;41(6):744-53.
Niu, S. (2010). Ergonomics and occupational safety and health: an ILO perspective. Applied Ergonomics, 41(6), 744-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2010.03.004
Niu S. Ergonomics and Occupational Safety and Health: an ILO Perspective. Appl Ergon. 2010;41(6):744-53. PubMed PMID: 20347066.
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