An ergonomist can support human resources initiatives by helping to accommodate workers with limitations, by supporting the design of jobs that are inclusive, and by implementing changes that improve safety, comfort, productivity, and quality.
This article summarizes the October 2 2023 conference which was hosted by CRE-MSD.
Most of our clients hire us because they need help to reduce sprain/strain injuries. We are typically contacted by the Human Resources department or, more specifically, Health and Safety. This is a natural consequence of the way most organizations see ergonomics: fitting work to people so strain/sprain injuries can be avoided. As we’ve pointed out […]
For most of us, home office workstations started as a “temporary” gig during a period of uncertainty and turmoil. In the beginning, that home office space felt like an oasis of Zen amid household chaos. Initially at least, this approach worked for many of us. We could retreat to our closet or basement “home office” […]
I use my full-sized laptop keyboard (shown above left) when I work at client sites, but to set myself up ergonomically in my office, I prefer to connect my laptop to an external keyboard, mouse, and screen. I use my laptop as a secondary screen. This works well for me, but for some reason, I have […]
We have worked with bus drivers extensively over the years, and it is surprising how a small adjustment can significantly improve their driving comfort. Bus seats typically offer more adjustability than a typical office chair, which means that if the driver takes the time to adjust it, the “ergonomics” of the workstation can be quite […]
Supervisors are an untapped resource of information about the costs associated with ergonomics issues. These questions can help you to understand how an ergo intervention might save the company money.