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§ 20 Ergonomic design

Work areas and work equipment shall be designed and deployed in such a way that the employees are not subjected to adverse physical or mental strain as a result of manual handling, work position, repetitive movements or work intensity, etc. that can cause injury or illness.
Work sites and equipment shall also be designed and placed in such a way that the risk of mistakes that can have an impact on safety, is reduced.
Workplaces shall facilitate individual work positions.
When carrying out work operations from their normal work station and using a good working position, employees shall have a view that enables them to make sure the work can be carried out safely.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

In order to fulfil the requirements relating to design as mentioned in the first and second subsections, the following standards should be used: NORSOK S-002, Chapters 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.5.6, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2 and ISO 6385.
For workplaces in front of screens, see Section 34 of the Activities Regulations. See also Section 21.
The Norwegian Shipowners' Association Norm for physical-chemical working environment on mobile facilities built before 1 August 1995 and operating on the Norwegian shelf (in Norwegian only) can be used as an alternative to NORSOK S-002 for the areas covered by the norm.