Congratulations to our clients in 2018 who achieved success by incorporating these strategies into their Ergonomics programs. Does your organization have ergonomic goals for 2019? If not, here are some considerations.
An effective comprehensive Ergonomics Program should include ergonomic training programs for all levels within an organization, incorporation of ergonomics into change management systems, ergonomics risk assessment processes to identify workplace musculoskeletal disorder hazards, ergonomic prioritization systems, ergonomic accommodations for return-to-work cases, office ergonomic programs and ergonomic strategies for mobile and/or employees who work in vehicles.
Your ERGOnomic Process Should
- have clear and measurable performance objectives,
- be sustainable,
- lead to significant ergonomics solutions or prevention of risk exposures in the workplace and
- lead to company gains (return on investment) and/or reduction in injury and disability costs.
Use a Certified Ergonomist
- The new CSA Office Ergonomic Standard recommends consultation with a “person competent in ergonomics” in the case where more than two monitors are used, touchscreens are used frequently, or where the individual performs work in their vehicle.
- For complex ergonomic cases, you should use a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomists? Look for the designation CCPE! Hire an ERGO CCPE.