ERGONOMICS

Ergonomics is about interactions between people and their physical and organizational environments. When workplace conditions and job demands match workers capabilities, safety and productivity improve. Well-designed ergonomics reduce the risk of strains and sprains and other Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD’s), the most common work-related injury in the United States.

Ergonomics is About Human Centered Design for Optimal Performance


The Ergo Firm’s ergonomist apply theory, principles, data and methods to optimize human well-being and overall performance. All of our proactive ergonomic evaluations identify potential and/or current action triggers that may influence a worker or group of workers.

We take into consideration the user’s function and restrictions regardless of the job being evaluated with our customized Assessment Model:

3Es

Three Exposures

  • Effort
  • Equipment
  • Environmental Exposures

F4

Focus Four

  • Line of Sight
  • Hand to Input Device and/or Tool
  • Body Support System
  • Feet to Foundation
Work Related Musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) cost in the United States approximately $45-$55 billion per year. These injuries could be greatly reduced with training, knowledge and proactive preventative safeguards.
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.900 and CAL-OSHA regulation 5110 under the California Labor Code, section 6357, requires employers to establish an employer-based ergonomic program when a repetitive motion injury (RMI) has occurred to more than one employee.

The good news is that The Ergo Firm’s various ergonomic evaluations can help your company avoid losing valuable employees and company dollars to WRMSD’s.

Implementing a Proactive Ergonomics Program can stop the occurrence from starting in the first place, improve the health and productivity of employees, and boost the company’s bottom line.

“User Centered Design” principles for new product and equipment design.
Our process not only helps designers analyze and predict how users are likely to adopt their product but, assess common assumptions about people’s comfort and use.

We draw on Multiple Disciplines to Optimize a Practical Direction:

  • Anthropometrics
  • Biomechanics
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Design
  • Interactive design
  • Kinesiology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • User Experience
  • User Interface Design

ERGONOMICS EVALUATION PLATFORM

  • Quick Stop/Group@Work (1:1 – 1:6 + Employees)
  • Baseline
  • Comprehensive
  • Medical Necessity
  • Worksite Evaluation Job Walk
  • Virtual Platform/Customized Retainer Programs
  • Healthcare and Laboratory
  • New Product/Equipment Design

Appropriate for the WORK@HOME employee concerned about a new workstation experiencing minimal discomfort. Also, our most popular GROUP@WORK with GROUP@WORK Training evaluates groups 1:6 or more. This check box narrative identifies potential and current risk factors, utilizes our 3E’s and the Essential 4 assessment models. We produce qualified revisions for equipment, body mechanic postures and space design while adhering to OSHA’s guidelines for Administrative, Engineering and Environmental ergonomic corrections. Up to 20 minutes/per worker

Appropriate for the employee (Onsite or Virtual) currently experiencing moderate discomfort or pain. Baseline evaluations are best for the new hire employee or the relocated employee. This concise report identifies all baseline measurements, symptom survey, photograph analysis (2-views) to identify potential and current risk factors, utilizes our 3E’s and the Essential 4 assessment models. Immediate corrections are made when feasible with documented revisions for equipment, body mechanic postures and space design while adhering to OSHA’s guidelines for Administrative, Engineering and Environmental ergonomic corrections. Up to 60 minutes/per worker. 1:1 consultation

Appropriate for employee concerned about continued pain that is increasing and has not seen a physician. Onsite the ergonomist will take a symptom survey, modify equipment when feasible and educate the employee on rest and restoration alternatives. Observation and demonstration of the 3e’s Rule and Essential Four Analysis correcting body mechanic postures and space design issues while adhering to OSHA’s guidelines for Administrative, Engineering and Environmental ergonomic corrections. This comprehensive report identifies all the original, corrected and recommended measurements, includes 4+ employee photographs with analysis detailed ergonomic corrections and equipment procurement recommendations. Up to 60+ minutes/per worker. 1:1 consultation

Appropriate for the employee that has a referral from their physician, lawyer or need a fresh start with a return to work status including accommodations. This detailed hands-on consultation takes all the signs and symptoms into consideration referring all adjustments keeping ADA requirements in mind to make the necessary reasonable accommodations. Observation and demonstration of the 3e’s Rule and Essential Four Analysis correcting body mechanic postures and space design issues while adhering to OSHA’s guidelines for Administrative, Engineering and Environmental ergonomic corrections. Report is assigned to physician, lawyer, company and insurance company. Up to 60+ minute per worker. 1:1 consultation

Work Site Evaluation seeks to improve the fit between the person and the job through optimizing job design or the work system broadly. Desired goals include reduced risk of injury, better employee health (musculoskeletal, mental, cardiovascular, etc.), improved job satisfaction and higher productivity/work capacity. Our Workplace ergonomist addresses physical issues like optimizing workstation layout, lifting tasks, static loads and prolonged standing or sitting, with the goal of reducing and avoiding injury and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Time and cost transferable secondary to size of department or company

Our most cost effective and efficient platform. From simple assistance to full development, implementation and program management ONSITE, WORK@HOME or REMOTE early intervention consultant supports employees exactly where the work is performed. Services can be scaled to meet your needs—from a few hours per month to several full-time staff based on the number of employees and size of your facility. We address Symptoms, Cause and Resolution.

Healthcare and laboratory workers care for people in need around the globe. Unfortunately, in the course of their jobs, they are exposed to a variety of risks and hazards ranging from hazardous materials to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare worker injuries are a serious issue to be addressed. We provide outstanding health and safety training, ergonomic consulting for all aspects of the work environment.

“User Centered Design” principles for new product and equipment design. Our process not only helps designers analyze and predict how users are likely to adopt their product but, assess common assumptions about people’s comfort and use.