Ergonomics is the study of how people function in their working environment. Basically there is no safe work environment; for example using a pen writing 8 hours a day can give you carpal tunnel. It takes into account an employee’s capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, equipment, and the workplace environment suit each employee’s physical dimensions and capabilities. In other words, you have to adapt the workplace to the employee as much as possible and train the employee to protect himself as much as possible while doing the job efficiently. Most machines were developed with a function and process in mind; how to create a “widget”. They don’t necessarily take into account how the person has to work on that piece of equipment in order to complete that process. This evaluation is essential in preventing repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability.
AdvaCare Clinics offer Ergonomic Evaluations to help companies of all sizes implement important improvements in ergonomics to promote better employee health and reduce the risk of work-related injuries, including repetitive stress injuries and overuse injuries.
Employers, TPA's, HR Directors, looking for industrial health solutions for your company(s)? Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free 15-minute phone consult to see how we can help you. Our usual consulting rates are $200.00 per hour. We will also bid projects.
Call AdvaCare Clinics at 952-835-6653 to find out how our industrial health programs through Advanced Workplace Services can improve your company’s bottom line, your employees health and your employees health and wellness.
If you or someone in your organization would like an ergonomic evaluation, call to schedule an appointment with AdvaCare Clinic TODAY at 952-835-6653 or fill out our online form.