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  • Office Ergonomic Services

    "Employees at non-adjustable workstations were found to generate 20 times the workers compensation costs of employees at user-adjustable workstations with access to a proactive ergonomics program that included professional ergonomic evaluations, in a 2011 study of 6,200 employees across three sites over 3 years.  Adding in additional costs for HR time, facilities staff time, retrofitting workstations, and lost employee productivity makes the argument for a proactive ergonomic program even stronger!"  Imagine YOUR ROI!  [Kay, G. “Evidence: Investing in Adjustable Workstations Produces Healthy ROI”, Ergonomics Today (August 2011)]

    We offer a wide range of ergonomics consultation and training services for employees, managers, and full departments from short preventative visits to ADA or after injury accommodations. For a full listing all in one place , please view our Office Catalogue or download it here

    Assess

    Through our comprehensive software, surveys and workstation evaluations, not only do we identify problem areas, we also provide customized and effective recommendations at all levels of the organization.

    ErgoFit’s Comfort Zone™ - Office Ergonomics Software powered by Ergo Squad

    Don’t know where to start? Tired of managing ergonomics from the rear view mirror? Interested in employee engagement, cost containment and quantifiable analytics? Finally, a software solution for small businesses too!

    Our new web-based SaaS, using ErgoFit’s approach, could be your breath of fresh air and move your organization toward global best practices! Features include assessment tracking, individualized training, and simple dashboard management. See this flyer and call us for a demo. There are two ways organizations can use the software:

     

        1. As periodic organization-wide benchmarking. Don’t know where to start? Tired of managing ergonomics from the rear view mirror? The survey pinpoints areas and intensity of discomfort associated with various job tasks. Our experts analyze the data and provide a summary of findings prioritizing areas of focus to reduce risk factors. When these surveys are used as an ongoing “surveillance” program, they facilitate the assessment and identification of potential health concerns at an early stage, where corrective actions can minimize business impact. This can be repeated at a minimum of 6 months after intervention.

           

        2. As an Enterprise-wide management solution for companies with more than 250 employees. This can be request-driven or mandated for everyone.  Pilot programs costs will be credited toward seat licenses if you decide on full implementation. Key benefits to you:


           
          1. You get to keep your data if you ever decide to change vendors or abort the program.

          2. You can customize your reporting, processes, solutions and purchasing guidelines on your own, we can assist, or we can manage it all for you.

    On-Site Ergonomic Evaluation

    LENGTH      45 – 60 minutes (onsite)

    Choose our full ergonomic evaluation for an employee who has an injury, discomfort, or medical condition. We aim to schedule the appointment to occur within 1-2 weeks of first contact with employee. We send out a symptom survey and consent form prior to the appointment, then review with the individual onsite. We employ an educational approach, make immediate adjustments as able and as appropriate to past or current reported discomfort, and provide a comprehensive handout. Within 10 days of the evaluation, we provide a comprehensive report including the employee concerns, intervention details, before and after photos, and additional recommendations. We also provide two brief remote follow-ups (at 2 weeks and 8 weeks), and circle back to you to close the case; and if there are lingering issues, we will follow up directly with the employee to try to resolve (up to 10 min. phone call) – all at no additional charge!

    Remote Ergonomic Evaluation

    LENGTH      45 – 60 minutes (phone or videoconference)

    This is a remote version of our On-Site Ergonomic Evaluation. We aim to schedule the appointment to occur within 1-2 weeks of first contact with the employee. Prior to the consultation, we send out a symptom survey and request specific photos and workstation measurements via our how-to guide. To start the evaluation, we review the symptom survey with the employee. We then employ an educational approach and suggest immediate adjustments as appropriate for the reported concerns or discomfort. Within 10 business days of the evaluation, we provide a comprehensive report including the employee concerns, intervention details, photos, and additional recommendations. Occasionally, we will request photos following the consultation to ensure appropriate changes were made. We also provide two brief remote case management follow-ups (at 2 weeks and 8 weeks), and circle back to you to close the case; and if there are lingering issues, we will follow up directly with the employee to try to resolve (up to 10 min. phone call) – all at no additional charge!

    Ergo Screens (aggregate report)

    LENGTH up to 25 minutes per person (onsite)

    These are best for non-complex early intervention or chronic conditions. Our consultants meet with each employee for up to 25 min. each to evaluate their workstation and employ immediate adjustments for the highest risk conditions. Within 10 business days of the screens, we will deliver an aggregated spreadsheet that identifies each employee’s general concerns, and additional recommendations for you to follow-up on, if there are any.  A 4-person minimum is required, and one evaluator can see 14-16 employees on average. In some cases, we can send more than one evaluator at a time. For more than 4 employees, we recommend using our on-line self-select appointment system. Please Note: For those who end up having complex issues, a 2nd visit or remote appointment to finish the assessment may be required.

     

    Ergo MINI Screen (aggregate report)

    LENGTH      up tp 10 minutes (onsite)

    These are a mini version of the regular Screens, where the evaluator spends up to 10 minute with each person to employ immediate coaching and work habit and positioning adjustments for the highest risk conditions we identify. Within 10 business days of the screens, we will deliver an aggregated spreadsheet that identifies each employee’s concern, and additional recommendations for you to follow-up on, if there are any. A 6-person minimum is required. In some cases, we can send more than one evaluator at a time. Please Note: For those who end up having complex issues, a 2nd visit or remote appointment to finish the assessment may be required.


     

     

    ADA Accommodation Evaluation

    LENGTH      1.25 – 1.5 hours (onsite)

    If an employee has an injury or disability requiring accommodation or careful attention to reduce the cause of or aggravating factors, choose our most extensive evaluation. We will follow the same process outlined in the Ergonomic Evaluation and the report has a similar content structure to the Ergonomic Evaluation Report.

    Health Fair Consults

    LENGTH      20 minutes (on-site)

    Our team of experts offers high impact 20-min. one-on-one ergonomic and/or wellness consultations on a sign-up basis at health fairs. Ergo consultations include office or home ergonomic education. Wellness consultations include general fitness and nutrition education, and bioelectrical impedance body fat testing and interpretation is available.

    Our team of experts offers high impact 20-min. one-on-one ergonomic and/or wellness consultations on a sign-up basis at health fairs. Ergo consultations include office or home ergonomic education. Wellness consultations include general fitness and nutrition education, and bioelectrical impedance body fat testing and interpretation is available.

    Educate

     We provide an array of high impact injury prevention and health and wellness “edutainment” to motivate behavioral change and innovation at all levels of your organization, from the individual employee to the decision-makers.

    Ergonomic Workshops

    What to Aim For!©

    WHO   All employees                                       

    LENGTH   45 minutes 

    We will walk your employees through our Workstation Adjustment Guide handout, using live demonstrations at the front of the training room.  This workshop has been very popular because there is no PowerPoint; instead, it is human-powered! Our instructor will explain in practical terms, verbally and through demonstration, the various ergonomic guidelines and postures your employees should be aiming for - given the equipment functionality you currently have. They will return to their workstation with a step-by-step guide and are encouraged to “buddy up” to make adjustments.  This is an especially impactful workshop when it is followed up with our Screens service 2-3 weeks later.

    Take Charge Of Your Ergonomic Health!©

    WHO            All employees

    LENGTH      1 – 1.25 hours

    This office ergonomics workshop focuses on the symptoms and causes of cumulative trauma and how to reduce aches and pains by making several simple changes to employees’ existing workstations. Photographs are used as case studies to demonstrate common problems and solutions, and we recommend customizing content to your equipment. Typically people can fix most of their own ergonomic problems after this workshop, but for those who get stuck, we provide 1:1 Screens after the workshop for fine-tuning.

    Partial customization involves our trainer taking approximately 10 min. to walk through your facility immediately prior to the workshop and adjusting what is emphasized or de-emphasized “on the fly”.  Full customization involves our trainer learning the functionality of your equipment and getting photos of your equipment 2 weeks prior to the training so the photos and relevant information can be embedded into the presentation and irrelevant content can be removed.

    Take Charge of Your Ergonomic Health!© Narrated PowerPoint   

    This narrated Power Point is available in shorter separate modules or as one full set. This office ergonomics workshop focuses on the symptoms and causes of cumulative trauma and how to reduce aches and pains by making several simple changes to employees’existing workstations.

     Separate Modules 

    1. Sit-Stand for Your Ergonomic Health 

    2. Anatomy Explains the Why

    3. Chair Fit

    4. Keyboard & Mouse

    5. Monitors, Peripherals, & Mobile Devices and

    6. Problem Solving

    Sit-Stand for Your Ergonomic Health!© Narrated PowerPoint

    This narrated Power Point is available in shorter separate modules or as one full set. This office ergonomics workshop focuses on the symptoms and causes of cumulative trauma and how to reduce aches and pains by making several simple changes to employees’existing workstations.

    Office Ergonomics Workstation Handout

    Our one-page comprehensive handout assists employees with independent workstation adjustments following ergonomic guidelines. Free for clients who have done $500 worth of business with us in the previous six months!

    Office Ergonomics Self-Help Manual©– Digital or Hard Copy 

    Great refresher after our Take Charge of Your Ergonomic Health!© Workshop. The manual begins with a QuickCheck screenting tool that pinpoints problem areas and tells you exactly what page in the manual to consult for common solutions to that problem.The interior of the manual is designed like a flow chart – if w then try x, y, or z. There is an introduction to ergonomics as well as a glossary of common soft tissue injury terms. This comprehensive manual covers:

     Red Arrow Bullet Chair

    Red Arrow Bullet Keyboard

    Red Arrow Bullet Input device

    Red Arrow Bullet Enviromental factors

    Red Arrow Bullet Monitor

    Red Arrow Bullet Work Surface

    Red Arrow Bullet Work Organization

    Sit-Stand Training

    WHO            Employees and/or supervisors

    LENGTH      30-45 min.  

    This customized workshop teaches employees why it is important for them to maximize the equipment your company has invested in, ergonomics principals for their sit – stand workstations, and how to make adjustments with the equipment you have installed.  We will cover the work surface height as well as some general keyboard, mouse and monitor guidelines.

    Protect Your Body!©

    WHO            Employees and/or supervisors

    LENGTH      1 – 2 hours  

    This customized or general workshop focuses on safe mechanics of the whole body - including the back, neck, shoulder, arms, and legs. We review the symptoms and causes of cumulative trauma and how to reduce the risks associated with those aches and pains.  Lifting techniques will be demonstrated and practiced.

    Chair Clinic!©

    WHO            All employees

    LENGTH      45 minutes

    This hands-on workshop teaches people how to fit their own chairs to themselves.  Attendees bring their chairs with them (or at least one chair for every 2 people).

    Digital Ergonomic Training Materials

    ErgoFit’s Comfort Zone™ - Office Ergonomics Software powered by Ergo Squad

    Don’t know where to start? Tired of managing ergonomics from the rear view mirror? Interested in employee engagement, cost containment and quantifiable analytics? Finally, a software solution for small businesses too!

    Our new web-based SaaS, using ErgoFit’s approach, could be your breath of fresh air and move your organization toward global best practices! Features include assessment tracking, individualized training, and simple dashboard management. See this flyer and call us for a demo. There are two ways organizations can use the software:

     

        1. As periodic organization-wide benchmarking. Don’t know where to start? Tired of managing ergonomics from the rear view mirror? The survey pinpoints areas and intensity of discomfort associated with various job tasks. Our experts analyze the data and provide a summary of findings prioritizing areas of focus to reduce risk factors. When these surveys are used as an ongoing “surveillance” program, they facilitate the assessment and identification of potential health concerns at an early stage, where corrective actions can minimize business impact. This can be repeated at a minimum of 6 months after intervention.

           

        2. As an Enterprise-wide management solution for companies with more than 250 employees. This can be request-driven or mandated for everyone.  Pilot programs costs will be credited toward seat licenses if you decide on full implementation. Key benefits to you:


           
          1. You get to keep your data if you ever decide to change vendors or abort the program.

          2. You can customize your reporting, processes, solutions and purchasing guidelines on your own, we can assist, or we can manage it all for you.

    Office Ergonomics Training Handout Bundle

    Our comprehensive handouts allow employees to independently make workstation adjustments following ergonomic guidelines. The set includes:

         Red Arrow Bullet Office Ergonomics “Quick Check” Checklist

         Red Arrow Bullet  Workstation Adjustment Guide

          Red Arrow Bullet Chair Adjustment Guide

          Red Arrow Bullet Shortcut Keys Handout

          Red Arrow Bullet Sit-Stand Guide

    Office Ergonomics Self-Help Manual©

    This is a more comprehensive resource than the handout bundle (above). The manual begins with our Quick Check screening tool that pinpoints problem areas and tells employees exactly what page in the manual to consult for common solutions to that problem.  The interior of the manual is designed like a flow chart – if w then try x, y, or z.  There is an introduction to ergonomics as well as a glossary of common soft tissue injury terms. This comprehensive manual covers:

         Red Arrow Bullet Chair

         Red Arrow Bullet  Keyboard

          Red Arrow Bullet Input Device

          Red Arrow Bullet Enviromental Factors

          Red Arrow Bullet Monitor

          Red Arrow Bullet Work Surface

    Take Charge of Your Ergonomic Health!© Narrated PowerPoint Modules

    These narrated PowerPoint modules are available as one full set or in shorter separate modules (see below).  This office ergonomics workshop focuses on the symptoms and causes of cumulative trauma and how to reduce aches and pains by making several simple changes to employees’ existing workstations and equipment.

    Separate Modules

    1. Sit-Stand for Your Ergonomic Health 

    2. Anatomy Explains the Why

    3. Chair Fit

    4. Keyboard & Mouse

    5. Monitors, Peripherals, & Mobile Devices and

    6. Problem Solving

    Sit-Stand for Your Ergonomic Health! Narrated PowerPoint

    This office ergonomics workshop addresses the “why”, the “when”, and the “how” of using a sit/stand desk so that your investment is optimized and your employees’ health is optimized. Research shows that this kind of training increases standing time 3-fold!

    Wellness Workshops

    Nutrition Basics©

    WHO            All employees

    LENGTH      1 – 2 hours  

    This workshop teaches or reminds non-athletes and athletes how to eat for optimal health and performance. Learn tricks for healthier eating with a busy lifestyle, and get started on your healthy eating journey with simple recipes.

    Healthy Recipes

    Receive monthly recipes to support your wellness efforts.

     

    Slow Down Your Aging!©

    WHO            All employees

    LENGTH      1 hour  

    This is a superb first-workshop to support wellness efforts and ergonomic efforts, as it sets the stage for and motivates personal accountability for being healthy & safe!

    Stretch Breaks!©

    WHO            All employees (up to 20)

    LENGTH      45 – 60 minutes

    Performing a few stretches helps to keep blood circulating, decrease effects of static and repetitive movement, and improve postural imbalances. These stretches are designed to be performed briefly throughout the workday.

    Stretch Breaks!© Posters  

    Full color, laminated, and co-branded posters with photographs and written descriptions allow employees to walk themselves through each stretch. This can be purchased separately or in conjunction with our live or remote workshop. Licensing for electronic posters also available. Volume pricing.

    Stretch Breaks!© Pocket Guides  

     The size of a checkbook register, or a custom size, these pocket guides fit easily into a pocket.  They have black and white sketches with written descriptions of each stretch.  Licensing for digital pocket guides also available.  Available with waterproof paper and ink. Volume pricing.

     

    Protect Your Back!©

    This is a Self-Guided Program 

    WHO            All employees

    LENGTH      1.5 hours (optional live demo and practice workshop)

    The majority of people have occasional lower back pain and don’t know what to do about it. The uniqueness of our program is that it is safe for all abilities with low time investment. It equally emphasizes strengthening and stabilization for the abdominals, gluteals, and deep low back muscles, as well as having a stretching component.  Our program is based on science and rehabilitation principles rather than misinformed fads. This workshop provides an overall orientation of how to use the Protect Yiour Back!© Manuals, covers the science and theory behind the program, and demonstrates the exercises and stretches in Levels 1 and 2 (out of our 5 level self-guided program) for optimal back health and function.

    Protect Your Back!© Manuals

    This is a safe self-guided 5-level program for optimal back health and function, based on rehabilitation principles. These full color manuals include tracking guides at each level. Volume pricing. 

    Protect Your Back! © Video

    This video covers an overall orientation of how to use the manual, the science and theory behind the program, demonstrates the exercises in Levels 1 and 2 (out of 5 total) and the stretches. Terms of Use Agreement required.This video covers an overall orientation of how to use the manual, the science and theory behind the program, demonstrates the exercises in Levels 1 and 2 (out of 5 total) and the stretches.  Terms of Use Agreement required.

    Fit to Go!©

    WHO            All employees

    LENGTH      1 hour  

    In our hands-on fitness workshop, we share simple strengthening exercises that anyone can do anytime, anywhere!

    Fit to Go!©

    Manual features simple, fun exercises that are easy to do anywhere – no gym required!

     

    Wellness Products

    Looking for simple, quick solutions to immediately start improving the wellness of your workforce? Look no further. 

    Wellness Articles

    Topics include nutrition, fitness, sleep, and other general wellness issues.

    Resistive Tubing Exercise Posters

    Feature exercises essential to stabilizing your body and performing functional tasks safely and efficiently.

    Stability Ball Exercise Manuals

    Feature exercises effective at developing core and joint strength and stability, reducing risk of injury. 

    Cable Machine Exercise Posters

    Feature joint and spinal stability and mobility exercises, enhancing muscle recruitment during functional tasks

    Training Programs

    Train the Evaluator: Office Ergonomic Screens©

    WHO       In-House Personnel who deal with ergonomics, facilities or injury issues, such as HR, Facilities, Safety Manager, Industrial Hygienist, or Purchasing

    LENGTH      18 contact hours    

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."hrci preapprovedseal 2017SHRM Recertification Provider Seal 2017

     

    Learn how to conduct in-house office ergonomic screens and provide appropriate interventions. This program has been approved for 15 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), is also approved for 15 Professional Development Credits (PDC’s) for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and  is eligible for 1.5 CEU points (Category 7) for BCSP recertification.  Includes one copy of our Office Ergonomics Self-Help© manual. 

    Office Ergonomics Self-Help©  Manual (Digital or Hard Copy)

    Creating the Age Friendly Workplace©

    WHO            Management and supervisors

    LENGTH      2 – 3 hours

    This workshop describes what happens physiologically in the body as we age and measures to accommodate those changes in the workplace to keep all employees (no matter their age) engaged and injury free. This also addresses ergonomic challenges existing in the workplace that are often present regardless of age. 

    Ergo for a Healthier Workplace!©

    WHO            Management and supervisors

    LENGTH      1 – 1.25 hours  

    Teach your management and executives the financial and health benefits of ergonomic interventions.

    To Stand or Not to Stand at Your Computer Workstation!©

    WHO            Management and supervisors   

    LENGTH      1 – 1.5 hours (live or webinar) 

    This presentation discusses the economic, wellness, and ergonomic benefits of sit-stand, as well as tactics and strategies to consider.

     

    Design

    Prevention through Design is the process for reducing occupational health and safety hazards during design and purchasing processes to prevent work related injuries, maximize efficiency and improve profitability associated with various job tasks and facilities. It is considered a world-class best practice!  

    Ergonomic Facility Design Consultation

    We do not want you to build or configure your work areas, furniture or equipment in a way that causes injury risk and human inefficiencies…ultimately wasting money retrofitting later! Whether a reconfiguration, tenant improvement or a new construction, we can collaborate with your architect, design team, and furniture vendors to provide recommendations that suit the job tasks, job equipment, and workflow of your employees. Incorporating custom, expert-based ergonomics (not ergonomic labels) into your design will create safer, more productive, and more sustainable work areas for your people.  

     Starter Design Guidelines

    Not ready for custom design recommendations? Try our off-the-shelf Starter Design Guidelines that provide generic design considerations.

    Ergonomic Equipment Purchasing Consultation

    Often we see a variety of types of equipment in a facility, much of it lacking legitimate or sufficient beneficial ergonomic features. Ergonomic equipment & furniture purchasing guidelines help streamline procurement and avoid potentially harmful or unnecessary purchases on a going-forward basis. We will work with your team to provide a customized list of preferred and standardized ergonomic equipment & furniture based on an evaluation of your space and how your employees work. We will assist you in obtaining and rating demo equipment & furniture as much or as little as you’d like, building a package based on your specific needs.  

    Starter Equipment Guidelines

    Looking for a simple solution now? Choose our basic off-the-shelf Starter Equipment Guidelines, which includes a general list of preferred ergonomic equipment specifications and ideal features, helping you begin the process of selecting and standardizing your equipment.

    Ergonomic Policy & Procedure Consultation

    We can develop new or audit existing policies and procedures within your ergonomic / health / safety departments.  This can include topics such as ergonomic equipment policy, requests, protocols, remote worker issues, and general guidelines.

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