INITIAL ERGONOMIC RISK ASSESSMENT (ERA)
Initial Ergonomic Risk Assessment (ERA) is the level 1 for planning and conducting the ergonomic risk assessment at workplace. The main objective for this Initial ERA is to identify the musculoskeletal symptoms and assess the ergonomics risk factors at workplace using Cornell Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (CMQ) and DOSH Initial ERA Checklist. Implementing an Initial Ergonomics Risk Assessment (ERA) can help the management to identify any issues or problems that may currently affect the worker’s health and productivity or that could cause potential hazardous at workplace. The outcome from this Initial ERA will determine if there is a need to carry out an Advanced ERA in future.