I’ve been hearing a lot about corporate culture, employee engagement, and wellness lately. And I wonder why ergonomics isn’t included in that buzz. Corporate culture refers to the basic assumptions that workers acquire over time about how their employer deals with internal and external problems. It affects how people interact, what resistance they face during […]
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. […]
Does your company see itself as “leading edge”? Is “R&D” built into your process? If so, are you applying this approach to ergonomics and strain/sprain injury prevention? Applied research allows you to examine information about specific problems within your company. Research can lead to better work processes, ergonomics awareness and skills, and innovation. As practitioners, […]
Why do clients call us? Typically, organizations call us: when they need to build a library of physical and cognitive demands analyses after employees report discomfort or injury that they attribute to a job when the supervisor, HR Manager, JHSC, and Safety Professional are not able to identify a practical solution to the concern when […]
You know that strains and sprains are the most common injury in your organization, but you don’t know where to begin. So you dig a bit and you identify the three jobs that have been associated with the most injuries. Congratulations – you now have three more projects to work on. Where do you go […]