Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the study of work. More specifically, ergonomics is the science that addresses the design of workstations, production systems, and work environments to ensure the health and safety of workers. When a proper "fit" between worker and work task is achieved, efficiency and productivity are enhanced and the risk of injury and occurrence of musculoskeletal disorder is reduced.

Since 1981, musculoskeletal disorders such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and low back strain have led to worker's compensation claims that have increased from 18% to 62%. An estimated 1.8 million claims are filed every year at an average cost of $20,700 each. These costs are passed on to business owners in the form of higher insurance premiums.

Because of this significant occurrence rate, reducing injuries and worker's compensation claims is cost-effective and makes excellent business sense. Many businesses have experienced dramatic reductions in injuries and lost workdays after implementing an ergonomics program.

At the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, our highly trained staff will help you achieve your production goals while limiting injury and work loss. Our ergonomics programs are tailored to your specific business needs.

Our ergonomics services include:

  • Free symptom survey and analysis
  • Free initial consultation and site survey
  • Office and industrial ergonomics evaluation
  • Comprehensive risk factor analysis
  • Workstation evaluation
  • Employee training
  • Education on therapeutic stretching techniques for individual job functions
  • Development of task-oriented job descriptions

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