Ergo Topics
  
Taken From NIEHS
Health and Safety Guide
to Laboratory Ergonomics

at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/odhsb/ergoguid/home.htm  
Ergo Guide Cover

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

  1. Ergonomic Disorders Commonly Found Among Laboratory Personnel
    1. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
    2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
    3. Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis
    4. Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
    5. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    6. Wrist Ganglion
    7. Trigger Finger
    8. Back Injuries
  2. Protective Measures to Help Eliminate or Reduce Ergonomic Stressors During Routine Laboratory Procedures
    1. Pipetting
    2. Microscopy
    3. Microtome Work
    4. Cell Counters
    5. Laboratory Hoods/Biological Safety Cabinets(BSCs)
    6. Laboratory Workbenches
    7. Micro-Manipulation & Fine Motor Skills
    8. Centrifuge Rotors
    9. Overhead Lifting
    10. Flow Cytometers
    11. Glove Boxes
    12. Cryostat Work
    13. Video Display Terminals (VDTs)
  3. Laboratory Stretching Exercises
  4. Anatomy and Ergonomic Fundamentals of Human Motion
  5. Alternative Manipulation of Forceps
  6. Laboratory Self-Assessment Checklist