Ergonomics and Driving (OHCOW)

Developed by:  OHCOW (Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers)

Description: A quick and easy-to-understand overview of the musculoskeletal risk factors for workers who have to drive for extended periods of time as part of their job. The resource explains how prolonged driving combines the risks of constrained, prolonged sitting with vibration, and discusses the risks of those two common workplace exposures. The resource also lists potential ways a driver could mitigate these risks. Includes a list of references for further reading.

Keywords: driving, car, truck, taxi, sit, vibration, prolonged, forklift, ambulance, vehicle

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Ergonomics and Driving - Hyperlink (4-page pdf)