The director of nursing is working on an occupational health and safety manual for the staff. She wants to include a section describing how factors in the environment can increase safety and reduce risk and injury. The term for this study is

  1. occupational therapy.
  2. accident analysis.
  3. ergonomics.
  4. body mechanics.
Number 3 is correct.
Rationale: Ergonomics refers to how factors in the working environment can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and to improve workers’ safety and comfort. Occupational therapy is a discipline that involves working with people with impairments to help them maintain or recover meaningful activities. Accident analysis looks at how an accident or injury took place. Body mechanics refers to how people carry out tasks such as sitting, lifting, and carrying