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Vehicle ergonomics – Proper Setup for Driving and Operating Heavy Equipment
Anyone who spends significant time driving or operating heavy equipment will benefit from learning about all the items within a vehicle that should be adjusted by the operator. This session will also discuss other health and comfort strategies such as how often to get up and move during the day. Front line operators, supervisors and trainers, as well as those involved in purchasing fleet vehicles will gain knowledge during this session.

Attendees will be able to:
Identify the signs & symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).
Identify the primary risk factors associated with the development of MSIs associated with driving and using heavy equipment.
Set up vehicle and heavy equipment to reduce their risk of developing an MSI.
Identify the adjustability features that are most helpful for a successful fit.

Resource Documents/Links
Vehicle Infographic for optimizing adjustments (https://www.ewiworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/driving_upper_th.png)
Dynamic warm up guide (https://amhsa.devcogroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MSI-Dynamic-Warm-Up-Guide-QuickPrint.pdf)
MSI Toolbox talks (https://amhsa.devcogroup.com/musculoskeletal-injuries-msi/)

Presented in partnership with Alberta Municipal Supervisors Association (AMSA) and EWI Works.

Oct 20, 2022 09:00 AM in Edmonton

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