Driving and Ergonomics (CCOHS)

Developed by: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Description:  A guide for anyone who drives (working or otherwise) on how to reduce the risks of musculoskeletal disorders or discomfort while driving. The resource goes into detail about how driving is different from sitting in a chair, how to select a vehicle for yourself or workers, and ways to mitigate the chances of developing pain or discomfort from driving.

This is one of a series of 20 guidelines for common workplace tasks created by this developer. You can access them by clicking on the “Back to Ergonomics” link at the top right of this resource.

Keywords: car, truck, forklift, vehicle, driving, car seat, steering wheel, head rest, seatbelt, trunk, air bags, discomfort, ache, pain

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