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Appendix 43-4

Task Analysis Checklist

Does the design of the task reduce or eliminate:

Are mechanical devices used when necessary (heavy, awkward or unstable loads)?

Can the task be done with either hand?

Can the task be done with two hands?

Are the required forces acceptable?

Are the materials able to be held without slipping?

Are the materials easy to grasp?

Are the materials free from sharp edges or corners?

Do containers have good handholds?

Are jigs, fixtures and vises used where needed?

If gloves are needed, do they fit properly, and are they made of the proper fabric?

Does the task avoid contact with sharp edges?

When needed, are push buttons designed properly?

Does use of PPE keep from getting in the way of the task?

Are high rates of repetitive motion avoided?

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