Every occupation has a stereotypical application; ergonomists have been associated with chairs. At a party, if we tell someone what we do, the next question will almost always be about chairs “and stuff”. Although we do office assessments, we also do much more technical work. Ergonomics, the study of work, is a science and an […]
We are often asked the question, “Is this job safe?” The client wants to know if workers are at a high risk of strain or sprain injury and, if so, what they could do to mitigate the risk. If the job is acceptable as it is, they likely want to prioritize resources elsewhere. Some ergonomists […]
A heavy equipment manufacturer recognized that workers in the facility were at risk of heat-related illness during the summer months, but management was not sure of the best approach for addressing the risk. A manager in the facility, who had worked with Taylor’d Ergo in a previous job, recommended us for the project. A call […]
An office worker, who we’ll call Janet, submitted a doctor’s note to her employer, suggesting that a sit/stand workstation was “required”. The employer, concerned about setting a precedent, requested an ergonomics assessment for the employee. Sound familiar? The first step in our office assessment process is a pre-assessment survey. Janet’s pre-assessment survey reported a very […]
We’re building a new line. We don’t want to repeat the problems of the old line. How can we build for our workers?
Facilities using equipment that “can’t be changed” still, somehow, manage strain/sprain injury risk – we provide platforms, improve tools, use job rotation, and explore the possibility of using exoskeletons. The news that we’re “building a new line” creates a spring of hope that we’ll have an opportunity to eliminate the problems of the old line. […]