The aims and objectives of an occupational health programme

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QUESTION 1

(a) Explain the functions use and advantages of "Quick Exposure Check" as a tool to undertake ergonomic assessment.

(b) There are many ways in which ergonomic problems can be identified in the workplace. Explain the approaches that should be used to properly identify ergonomic problems

(c) An employee works on an engine assembly line in a car manufacturing company. In his job he has to use a handheld impact wrench to fit a temporary adapter to an engine. The assembly line makes up to 500 engines a day and it takes approximately 3 seconds to tighten each adapter. Apart from the risk of using a vibrating tool the employee had often to adopt poor postures to reach some parts of the engine. He had to repeatedly stretch out his arm and constraint his posture while tightening the adapter. After some time the employee was leaving work with shoulder and neck pain

Suggest modifications that should be made to the workstation/work system in order to reduce the risk of upper limb disorders

(d) Explain how you would apply the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle in managing human factors at the workplace.

QUESTION 2

(a) Describe two main types of human failure and suggest ways to manage them

(b) List and explain the key principles in integrating human factors in managing risks at the workplace

QUESTION 3

(a) Explain the aims and objectives of an occupational health programme.

(b) List and explain ten principles for workplace layout

QUESTION 4

(a) Describe three interrelated aspects that must be considered in human factors

(b) Explain why design is important in human factors and identify seven key principles in the design of control rooms, plant and equipment.

(c) Outline the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2005 with regard to health surveillance, including medical surveillance

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