The NTSP Ergonomics Committee was formed in 2000 to address the Federal Regulation on Ergonomics for the Telecommunications Industry. After the regulation was rescinded by Congress in 2001, the NTSP Ergonomics Committee decided to continue working together on developing best practices and sharing information.  During 2004 through 2010, the committee worked with OSHA through the OSHA Alliance program.  The NTSP Ergonomics Committee provides tools, education and awareness for the communications industry on ergonomics.  The resources listed below have been developed through collaboration across the telecommunications industry.
     
Ergonomic Guidelines for Common Job Functions Within The Telecommunications Industry. In November 2007, the NTSP Ergonomics Committee updated its ergonomics document.
OSHA's Ergonomics: Solutions for Electrical Contractors eTool. Between 1999 and 2002, more than 30 percent of all employee compensation claims from the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) were related to ergonomics. This amounted to more than $10 million in claims in just four years. This eTool describes common hazards that electrical contractors may encounter and possible solutions for these hazards.
CDC/NIOSH Guide. This document presents an easy to use guideline for selecting or purchasing the best available ergonomically designed non-powered hand tools. This booklet covers most ergonomic features that should be considered when selecting non-powered hand tools.
The NTSP ergonomics committee has developed Ergonomic Fact Sheets:
Laptop Fact Sheet - Learn about ergonomic techniques for laptop use.
Laptop Fact Sheet - Computadoras Portátiles  - Español
Office Lighting Fact Sheet - Explains the relationship between office lighting and ergonomics.
Office Lighting Fact Sheet - Iluminación en la Oficina - Español
Shoveling - This fact sheet covers ergonomic risk factors for shoveling tasks. 02/23/2011
Retail Store Ergonomics - Learn about simple ergonomic tips for the retail store environment. 5/14/2010
Case Studies
Asset Distribution Facility - this case study describes an ergonomic assessment performed on an asset distribution facility and the recommendations for reducing cumulative trauma disorders.
Ladders - this case study describes an investigation into ladder accidents and recommendations for reducing ladder accidents using ergonomic tools and techniques.
Dual Monitors - this case study describes the implementation of two computer monitors in a customer service call center environment.
Seminars
Webinar Topic: "Tablet Computing Ergonomic Study in Retail" presented by Kevin Costello, CPE, with United States Ergonomics.  As the use of tablets in the retail industry increases, it is important that risk and safety professionals continue to examine their impact and promote best practices that enable employees to be effective, with less fatigue and risk of injury. 
Date: March 27, 2014

Webinar Topic: "Driver Distration - Is the Focus in the Right Place?" presented by Richard Hanowski, Ph. D. - Director for Truck & Bus Safety Virginia Tech Transportation Instutute. This Webinar is posted with permission from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. All Rights Reserved. Single copies of these materials may be downloaded and printed only for the reader's personal use.
Date: May 16, 2012
Webinar Topic: "HP Ergonomics R&D Program - Workstation Ergonomics: Current Research Results from Hewlett Packard" presented by Cynthia Purvis, Co-Director, Ergo R&D Program Office, Hewlett-Packard Company, Office Strategic Technology.
Additional files, Gator Poster, Frog Poster, Turtle Poster. This Webinar is posted with permission from © Hewlett-Packard Company. All Rights Reserved. Single copies of these materials may be downloaded and printed only for the reader's personal use.
Date: May 4, 2011
Seminar Topic: "Office Lighting" presented by Kathy Turner, MSPH, CIH, CSP, with AT&T
Date: November 19, 2008

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