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REBA Worksheet

The Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) method was developed by Dr. Sue Hignett and Dr. Lynn McAtamney , ergonomists from University of Nottingham in England (Dr. McAtamney is now at Telstra, Australia) . REBA is a postural targeting method for estimating the risks of work-related entire body disorders. A REBA assessment gives a quick and systematic assessment of the complete body postural risks to a worker. The analysis can be conducted before and after an intervention to demonstrate that the intervention has worked to lower the risk of injury.

A full description of the REBA method is contained in the original journal article:
Hignett, S. and McAtamney, L. (2000) Rapid Entire Body Assessment: REBA,  Applied Ergonomics, 31, 201-5.

The following files are downloadable '.pdf' files, and they can be viewed and printed in Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader.


Computerized REBA assessments: