The ART tool was designed by the Health and Safety Executive of the British government. They are our equivalent of OSHA. This is a free tool that can help you in assessing risks to employees that involve repetitive movement tasks of the upper extremity. They have free downloads of the ART tool and training videos for you to watch to become proficient in scoring the tasks. The link below will take you directly to their site where you can read and download all of the resources for you to start helping your employees today.
The Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART) tool is designed to help you risk assess tasks that require repetitive movement of the upper limbs (arms and hands). It assists you in assessing some of the common risk factors in repetitive work that contribute to the development of Upper Limb Disorders (ULDs).
The ART tool is intended for people with responsibility for the design, assessment, management, and inspection of repetitive work.
Repetitive tasks are typically found in assembly, production, processing, packaging, packing and sorting work, as well as work involving regular use of hand tools.
ART is not intended for Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments.