Ergonomic Analysis Swainsboro, GA

Ergonomic Analysis

Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace, keeping in mind the capabilities and limitations of the worker. Poor worksite design leads to fatigued, frustrated and hurting workers. This rarely leads to the most productive worker. More likely, it leads to a painful and costly injury, lower productivity and poor product quality. Ergonomic assessments, also referred to as workstation assessments, ensure that a worker’s workstation is ergonomically designed to minimize the risk of injury and maximize productivity. A systematic ergonomics improvement process removes risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal injuries and allows for improved human performance and productivity.

By making improvements to the work process, you are removing barriers to maximum safe work performance. You are providing your workers with a job that is within their body’s capabilities and limitations. Done well, an ergonomics improvement process can be a key contributor to your company’s competitiveness in the marketplace and provide a better work experience for your people.

Assessments are conducted:

  • to support the return to work of an injured worker by ensuring that their workstation is designed to minimize any discomfort as they recover from their injury and prevent any aggravation of the injury
  • for workers who work from home, to ensure their homework environment is safe and ergonomically designed.

Brief assessments are designed to ensure correct workstation set-up. These checklist based assessments are a cost-effective way of preventing any injury, pain or discomfort for an individual or groups of employees.

Where an individual is already experiencing pain or discomfort or has an injury or disability, we conduct a thorough assessment to ensure they can work safely and comfortably. The assessment helps employers to meet their duty of care with a formal report provided following the assessment.

All assessments are conducted by an experienced occupational therapist, and covers:

  • posture
  • physical and muscular work demands
  • equipment and workplace design
  • environmental factors (lighting, noise, and temperature)
  • keyboard use
  • pause-stretch exercises.

Expected Outcome

Implementing ergonomic principles helps to prevent workplace injury, re-occurrence of injury and increases productivity.

For more information, Contact us at Swainsboro, GA center.