Job Ready’s Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists provide ergonomic risk assessments to identify injury potential and provide recommendations to facilitate safe and productive work.
An Ergonomic Assessment:
- Identifies musculoskeletal injury potential in the workplace and offer remedies proactively
- Offers recommendations for tool redesign, workstation alterations, proper lift training, and administrative controls (e.g. stretching program, job task rotation, job coaching)
- Addresses any soft tissue stressors associated with report of injury/discomfort by either adjusting existing equipment or through stated recommendations
- Provides an objective, third-party assessment to identify or quantify inherent risk factors that may have, or have not, contributed to an injury in the workplace.
Ergonomic risk factors can include repetition, force/load, awkward or static postures, localized mechanical stress or contact pressure, vibration, and environmental factors such as lighting, standing surface, and temperature.
Are you seeing the following significant risk factors in your worksite?
- Employee modifications – padding of equipment, braces/splints, personal chairs, seat cushions, etc.
- General employee population – females vs. males, smoking at breaks, yawning, poor physical conditioning
- Employees twisting or using other rotational forces
- Aging employees who have declining physical abilities
These risk factors are an indication that employees may be experiencing problems with their workstation or the demands of the job. Ergonomic equipment and chairs are not necessarily the best answer for everyone. An individualized assessment may be needed or training in how to use ergonomic equipment correctly.
The aging workforce is another good reason to take a good look at ergonomics in the workplace in order to prevent injury. Although older workers are less likely to be injured than younger workers, they take twice as long to recover from an injury.
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