The Bottom Line: How are Physical Exertions Measured in the Workplace?
Humantech certified professional ergonomist Blake McGowan shares a simple and inexpensive way to measure forceful exertions in the workplace when a force gauge or other piece of data collection equipment is not available.
In summary, the BORG CR-10 Scale is:
- a formal technique that measures perceived physical or forceful exertions using both ratio and category scales
- exponential in nature and emulates the non-linear characteristics of muscular effort
- proven to be a reliable and accurate tool to measure exertions
Borg GA. (1982). Psychophysical bases of perceived exertion. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1982;14(5):377-81.