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ROSA Instructions and Worksheet

The Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA) method has been developed by Michael Sonne, currently a PhD student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and Professor David Andrews, Research Leadership Chair, Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor,Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

 ROSA is a picture-based postural targeting screening tool for quantifying exposure to risk factors for office workers. A ROSA assessment gives a quick and systematic assessment of the 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 ROSA method is contained in the original journal article:
Sonne, M.W.L., Villalta, D.L. and Andrews, D. (2012) Development and evaluation of an office ergonomic risk checklist: the Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA), Applied Ergonomics, 43(1), 98-108.

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