ergonomist

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 […]
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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 […]
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Human Resources Professionals: Here’s how an ergonomist can help you

When you Google “Human Resources” a featured snippet declares that  “human resource activities fall under the following five core functions: staffing, development, compensation, safety and health, and employee and labour relations.”  As ergonomists, we are also concerned with “human” resources, although perhaps from a slightly different perspective. How can these five HR functions can be […]
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Safety Professionals: Here’s how an ergonomist can help

Safety Professionals help organizations to reduce, or even eliminate, the risk of workplace accidents and injuries. Most safety programs rightly prioritize efforts to manage hazards that could cause serious injury or death – crushing hazards, chemical exposures, falls from heights, and confined space, as a few examples. Logically, most Safety Managers spend the better part […]
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