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§ 34 Ergonomic aspects

The employer shall ensure that the work is organised such that the employees are not exposed to unfortunate workloads as a result of manual handling, working position, repetitive movements, work intensity, etc.
Section last changed: 01 January 2018

Regulations laid down by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 6 December 2011, pursuant to the Working Environment Act, and entering into force 1 January 2013, contain, inter alia, further provisions on ergonomic aspects, including heavy and monotonous work and work at computer screens. Clarification of the scope as far as the petroleum activities are concerned, is directly evident from the individual regulations. In addition, reference is made to the lawmirror (in Norwegian only) of the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, in which the requirement of the regulations that are being repealed upon entering into force of the new regulations in pursuance of the Working Environment Act, are included.
In connection with the organisation as mentioned in the first subsection, the NORSOK S-002N standard, Chapters 6.2, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.8, and 7.9 should be used.
For information, see also Section 20 of the Facilities Regulations.