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PErforM - Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks

PErforM is a simple manual task risk management program developed jointly by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), the University of Queensland and the Curtin University of Technology, for the Queensland Government, Australia. It provides "a framework to help employers engage with workers at all levels to identify, assess and control manual tasks risks within their workplace. The idea of PErforM is that the worker is the expert in performing their work tasks." The PErforM program has been used successfully in a wide range of industries where potentially hazardous manual tasks are perfromed. It is not recommended for people and animal handling tasks or computer workstation assessments.