assessment

What is a risk index?

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 […]
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Our stories: An avalanche of sit/stand requests

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 […]
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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. […]
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