What is a workstation risk hazard evaluation?
A workstation evaluation can be performed for several reasons. It is typically performed to evaluate an employee’s workstation and determine if the set-up is ergonomically correct. A workstation evaluation can also be performed for an injured worker to correct any flaws in the workstation design or for a group of non-injured employees as a preventative measure to avoid future injuries. In either case, a workstation evaluation will provide ergonomic recommendations that enable a better fit between the worker and his or her workstation. Finally, a workstation evaluation can be performed to determine causal relationship between an employee’s injury and his or her work demands