Ergonomic Checklist for Hand Tool Selection
Use questions 6-11 to compare similar tools. For example, if you have two pliers and want to select the best of the two, compare each tool against the features on the checklist. The more “Yes” answers the tool has, the better the tool.
CAL/OSHA and NIOSH Dababneh A, Lowe B, Krieg E, Kong Y, and Waters T, A Checklist for the Ergonomic Evaluation of Non-Powered Hand Tools, accepted for publication in the December 2004 issue of the Journal