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Worksheet A - MSI Risk Factor Identification

A worksheet to help identify factors that pose a risk of MSI.
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC
* Fillable form (PDF 302 KB)
NOTE: This worksheet is not intended to identify or assess MSI risks associated with moving or lifting people.
Updated: June 2013

Worksheet B - MSI Risk Factor Assessment

A worksheet to help determine if the risk factors identified in Worksheet A pose a high or moderate risk of MSI.
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC
* Fillable form (PDF 421 KB)
NOTE: This worksheet is not intended to identify or assess MSI risks associated with moving or lifting people.
Updated: June 2013

Lift/Lower Calculator

Lift/Lower Calculator

Lift/Lower Calculator
This calculator takes into account some common risk factors and then helps you estimate whether a lift has a low, moderate, or high risk of injury.
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

Push/Pull/Carry Calculator

Push/Pull/Carry Calculator

Push/Pull/Carry Calculator
This calculator can be used to estimate the suggested maximum force that can be used during pushing and pulling, and the weight that can be carried.
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

MSI Prevention Guidance Sheets

To be used with Worksheets A and B to identify and assess the risk factors of MSI.

Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

RULA - Rapid Upper Limb Assessment

RULA is a screening tool that assesses biomechanical and postural loading on the whole body with particular attention to the neck, trunk and upper limbs.
Source: RULA
* HTML

REBA - Rapid Entire Body Assessment

REBA is a postural targeting method for estimating the risks of work-related entire body disorders.
Source: Cornell University Ergonomics Web
* HTML

NIOSH - Lifting Equation

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a lifting equation designed to determine the safety of lifting tasks.
Source: NIOSH
* HTML

Snook and Ciriello's Tables

"Snook's tables" provide guidance as to the proportion of the population that should be able to do the tasks as a regular part of daily work.
Source: Ergonomiesite.be
* PDF (114 KB)

Liberty Mutual Manual Materials Handling Tables

The "Liberty Mutual Manual Materials Handling Tables" provide both the male and female population percentages capable of performing manual material handling tasks without over exertion, rather than maximum acceptable weights and forces.
Source: Liberty Mutual
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Job Strain Index

The analysis methods provided here have been adapted by the author or others for training and job analysis purposes. Generally they are in the open literature. Detailed and specialized evaluation tools are available from other sources. This website lists many of the analysis methods listed above as well. as:

  • ACGIH TLV Hand Activity
  • ACGIH TLV Lifting
  • Moore-Garg Strain Index
Source: Thomas E. Bernard
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Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART) tool

The Assessment of Repetitive Tasks is a tool designed to help assess repetitive tasks involving the upper limbs. It assesses some of the common risk factors in repetitive work that contribute to the development of upper limb disorders.
Source: Health and Safety Executive (UK)
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Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) tool

The Manual Handling Assessment Chart is a tool can be used to assess the risks posed by lifting, carrying and team manual handling activities. It is designed to help you understand, interpret and categorize the level of risk of the various known risk factors associated with manual handling activities.
Source: Health and Safety Executive (UK)
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