What is Ergonomics?
Having the proper set-up on your computer, work station, or with material's handling, it's vital for maintaining good posture and body-mechanics.
Ergonomics Assessment: The key to work place injury prevention!
Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary science that studies human physical capabilities and limitations. This body of knowledge can be used to design or modify the work place, equipment and products to improve human performance and reduce the likelihood of injury and illness.
Benefits of Ergonomic Assessments:
- Corrects faulty postures
- Minimizes stress on the neck, back and joints
- Problem solves tasks involving awkward postures or repetitive lifting to reduce excessive strains and repetitive movements
- Maximizes potential to concentrate and breathe effectively
- Reduces risk of getting hurt on the job
- Fewer employees experiencing pain
Reduce the risk factors that lead to injury and discomfort
- Increased Morale
Employees feel valued because they know their employer is making their workplace safer.
- Reduce Absenteeism
Healthy and pain-free workers miss less time for doctor and physical therapy visits and do not stay home with pain
- Increased savings for your organization
Decreased Workers' Compensation claims.
The Ergonomic Assessment Experience
The Ergonomic Assessment process will begin with an initial preparation meeting with key decision-makers. Together, we will identify the largest areas of opportunities and create a time line to assess the department(s) and individual work flow. Once we have established the target areas of opportunity, assessments can then begin.
The Assessment experience will include an in-depth analysis of the working environment and all of its interactive components ranging from office furniture, lighting, air quality, material handling tasks, and more. For post-assessment analysis purposes, video and/or photographs may be taken of employees job responsibilities being performed in action.
After the Assessment has been conducted, the Ergonomic Specialist will review all material collection and prepare a detailed synopsis of the findings, including recommendations for environment modifications. The recommendations can be prepared according to the organizations budget. The synopsis is then presented to the organizations leadership with clear instruction on modifications and employee involvement.
Pricing for Ergonomic Assessments vary depending on company goals, size, and industry. Please call us to inquire about how SOS Physical Therapy, and our Ergonomic Specialist can help make your work environment a safer place for your employees!
Why Ergonomic Assessments?
Ergonomics is crucial for material handling or in an office setting. When you are performing a job and your body is stressed by an awkward posture, extreme temperature, or repetitive moment, your musculoskeletal system is affected. Your body may begin to have symptoms of fatigue, discomfort and pain, which are the first signs of a musculoskeletal disorder.
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