Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2017 By Jackie Fort
Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference
"Towards better Safety, Health, Well-being, and Life in Construction"
Cape Town, South Africa, 11-13 June 2017
Workshops, Sunday 11 June 2017
Construction constitutes a challenge in terms of ergonomics as it requires work above shoulder level and below waist height. Furthermore, designers are required to consider ergonomics throughout all stages of projects. A range of client, designer, construction project manager, quantity surveyor, contractor, and material manufacturer / supplier interventions can complement construction ergonomics. Furthermore, the draft Ergonomics Regulations published for public comment on 27 January 2017, amplify the need for the construction industry to focus on ergonomics.