If life is a highway, sometimes you need a roadmap to get where you’re going. When it comes to creating a wellness program that outshines others, an ergonomics program can help you lead the way. With our roadmap to help you, you’ll be on the way to helping your team feel better at work every day, boosting productivity and job satisfaction. Let us show you the way…
5 Essential Components to a Successful Ergonomics Program
When it comes to both chairs and desks there should be a standard and an alternative. The standard can exist as multiple options of one piece of equipment or one single option for the equipment. When it comes to desks there can also be an adjustable height option. No matter what your standard, you must make sure an alternative is readily available for anyone who needs a different option.
2. Approved Product List
Maintain control over your ergonomics program and standards by creating an approved product list for smaller items. Footrests, mice, keyboards and the like can really start adding up and requests can get out of hand quickly. If there is an approved product list for employees to choose from the likelihood of this happening is lessened.
3. Employee Training
Employee training is important and essential to the success of any ergonomics program. Empower your employees by teaching them what they need to know to feel better at work through ergonomics. You can offer one-on-one training or group sessions.
4. Ergonomic Evaluations
The best way to know what your employees need when it comes to their personal ergonomic success is to give an ergonomic evaluation. With the proper training for HR and training staff, a full evaluation can be offered for your employee ergonomic needs.
5. Process for Workers Compensation and Reasonable Accommodations
Process makes everything run more smoothly. Especially when it comes to lesser-used policies, which in office situations can be Workers Compensation. It is important for any business to have a clear workers compensation process in place. When unique needs arise, you should have options available to accommodate those needs.
Healthworks Ergonomics offers training programs specifically tailored for Human Resource Professionals, as well as office managers and training coordinators. Our Essential Ergonomics workshop is designed to help professionals in charge of ergonomic program implementation get their staff trained without having to call in an expert. Our webinars are geared toward helping your staff feel better at work every day and can be a great way to get the team together. Let us know what we can do to help you get your ergonomics program rolling. Contact one of our professionals today!