intern

6 Reasons to Build a Library of PCDAs

What’s a library of physical and cognitive demands (PCDAs) worth? Many of our clients set out to complete PCDAs, also known in some organizations as Job Demands Analyses, or Physical Demands Descriptions, for all of their jobs. Some clients only complete them as needed. When or why would it be worthwhile to complete an entire […]
Read more

So you’re hiring a new ergonomist…What equipment does an ergonomist need?

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about our hiring process. After we’ve selected an ergonomist, we need to equip them. Here is what we provide, and train them to use: Annually-calibrated force gauge, pinch gauge, and grip dynamometers, and various custom-made attachments. Stopwatches, tape measure, and pedometer (measuring wheel). A backpack to carry all […]
Read more

You had an intern (or co-op student)….now what?

Right now, 40 graduating ergonomists from Fanshawe college are completing their internships at a variety of workplaces. (This was the 5th cohort – last year 32  graduated.) Many of the interns are starting projects or programs that will require maintenance. What happens after the internship is completed? Some workplaces may want to hire the intern […]
Read more