ROSA is a picture based posture checklist designed to quantify exposure to risk factors in an office work environment.
Rapid Office Strain Assessment is modelled after other picture based checklists and chart scoring systems such as RULA and REBA
The goal of the ROSA process is to serve as a screening tool to identify areas of priority in large office based organizations.
Rapid Office Strain Assessment – Usage
The end user will take a paper or electronic version of the ROSA score sheet with them during an assessment.
The user selects postures that they observe, and records durations that are reported by the person they are assessing.
Rapid Office Strain Assessment Results
Research has shown a correlation between discomfort levels and increasing ROSA scores.
Inter and intra-rater reliability has also been shown to be good to very good.
Scores of greater than 5 are deemed to be “high risk” and the workstation should be assessed further
Rapid Office Strain Assessment Methods
The following are instructions on how to select postures using the ROSA checklist.
A full page example is at the back of this package, as well as a blank Rapid Office Strain Assessment assessment sheet that can be used to conduct assessments.
Sonne, M.W.L., Villalta, D.L., and Andrews, D.M., 2012. Development and Evaluation of an Office Ergonomic Risk Checklist: The Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA). Applied Ergonomics 43(1), 98-108