Ergonomics is a Perfect Fit for Any Safety Culture

One way to keep workers safe is through ergonomics. This science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of employees is critical to maintaining a safe workplace and reducing injuries. Ergonomic principles are used to improve the “fit” between the worker and the workplace.

A practical approach to ergonomics considers the match between the person, the equipment they use, their work processes and the work environment. A person’s capabilities, physical attributes and work habits must be recognized to improve ergonomic factors in the workplace.

To help you understand how identifying ergonomics risks can improve your safety culture, reduce employee injuries and lower costs, we’ve provided the following resources, including:

Ergonomics Assessment and Improvement Process

Did you know that indirect costs of ergonomic-related injuries are three to five times higher? These include absenteeism, staff replacement and retraining, productivity and/or quality. This flier explains how United Heartland’s Ergonomics Assessment and Improvement Process can provide strategies to reduce injuries, improve safety and protect your employees.

Ergonomics in the Workplace

This flier helps to identify ergonomic-related injuries, how you can perform ergonomic reviews and what questions to ask, ergonomic control strategies and simple adjustments that can be made in an office setting to ensure the most ergonomic benefits possible.

Creating an Ergonomics Task Force

An ergonomics task force is recommended to identify potential ergonomic risks and help implement solutions. This flier explains who to include on any task force, what to do before an incident occurs and top priorities for any task force.

Click on the links above to print and share these materials with your employees. For more information on ergonomics, contact your United Heartland Loss Control representative today.