Is Ergonomics Right for You?
1. ERGONOMICS IS NEW TO OUR COMPANY
Even if there are no complaints or issues, poor ergonomics will become an issue in time. This may be a great time to address before it becomes a bigger and more widespread issue.
2. NO ONE INTERNALLY HAS EXPERIENCE WITH ERGONOMICS:
If you plan to invest in ergonomics, having a competent person with experience is essential. Most companies do not have someone in house, so partnering with the right ergonomics consultant can be your best option to mitigate risk and prevent workplace injuries.
3. THERE IS AN INCREASE IN EMPLOYEE INJURIES:
If you have noticed that an increasing number of your employees are taking time off work due to musculoskeletal issues, then it’s time to make a change before the issue becomes worse.
4. WE HAVE A STRESSFUL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
All types of stressors impact your employees’ ability to maintain a high performance standard, especially physical stress. If you notice an increase in overall workplace stress, first aid cases and employee discomfort, it’s time for an ergonomics review.
5. WE MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Ergonomics is becoming more commonplace in today’s work environment. Taking a proactive approach to workplace health and wellness is important. Healthier employees perform better, morale is improved, productivity enhanced, and you will have a better overall work environment. Take time to invest in a proactive approach.