It is a new year and what better way to kick off a new year than getting an ergonomics evaluation for your employees? For those unfamiliar with what ergonomics is, ergonomics is the science of comfort! Ergonomics ensures that people are comfortable in their chairs, at their desks, while working on the computers, and more. It studies and understands the ideal fit of every piece of furniture and the motions that go into operating the machines, computers or whatever else your employee might use. Comfortable employees are not only happy employees, but they are also more productive employees. Let’s learn more about our ergonomic evaluations!
The most effective way to improve employee comfort is with an ergonomic evaluation. During an ergonomic evaluation, a professional consultant comes to the workstation to identify risk factors, make adjustments and any other additional recommendations that are needed. The consultant educates employees on the techniques and habits that they should use to stay healthy at work.
You will receive a report that summarizes everything that was done and if there are additional recommendations, we will make sure they fit your budget and culture. The recommendations will be based on what is objectively needed – not based on what the employee simply wants.
We follow up to make sure the employee is doing well and remind them about the responsibility they have for keeping up with healthy habits. If you need a medical or return-to-work evaluation we provide a licensed healthcare provider to perform the evaluation.
In addition to evaluations, training programs are a great way to improve office ergonomics. These programs are great because they can be accessed by your team remotely at any time of the day. This is perfect for a busy workplace. Everyone can get the information on their own time so that they don’t have to choose between missing an important work event or a training seminar to improve their overall comfort. Our training includes videos that show people how to make adjustments to their workstation for safety and optimal comfort. They answer the most commonly asked questions and teach employees to practice healthy, safe habits so that they understand their role in staying well. The training is highly practical and provides immediate results. Pairing a training program with an evaluation is a great way to ensure that your team stays comfortable down the road.
Knowing where to start improving your ergonomics program can be daunting. You’ll be wondering what components you need and you’ll want expert advice on what works and what doesn’t. Hiring a professional consultant to design a custom program that fits your budget and workplace needs is the best way to get everything right the first time. This will prevent spending more than you want or getting equipment or furniture that just doesn’t work well.
Besides controlling costs these custom programs ensure compliance, maximize your workplace productivity, simplify your daily operations, reduce the rate and severity of workplace injuries, and will equip you with effective equipment and furniture recommendations.
There is no better way to get your new year started than with an ergonomic evaluation or training class. Show your employees, your most valuable assets, a lot of love this year and in turn see more productivity than you could imagine, all provided through the incredible power of ergonomics. Call in the professionals and see what a difference it makes for you. Please contact us to learn more about ergonomic evaluations and the power of comfort.