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Z1004-12 (R2017) - Workplace ergonomics - A management and implementation standard

Publication Year:

  • 2012

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Reaffirmed Year:

  • 2017


  • CSA

Workplace safety, performance and productivity are directly impacted by the interaction of employees and the various tools and systems within their work environment. The systematic application of ergonomics is aimed at improving the development, design, use, and management of work systems and assists in protecting and promoting worker well-being by helping to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. CSA Z1004 is part of our portfolio of OHS Management Systems Standards, based on the foundation of Z1000 Occupational Health and Safety Management.

Highlights of CSA Z1004 include:

  • Comprehensive overview of the principles of an effective Ergonomics process
  • Guidance on applying ergonomics in the design and operation of work systems
  • Clear overview of management responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Detailed explanation of the hazard identification and risk assessment process and the implementation of preventive and protective measures
  • Description of practical evaluation techniques including reporting, investigating, and analysis
  • Clear guidance on encouraging worker participation
  • Inclusion of comprehensive ergonomics tables, checklists and observation tools

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