Proper ergonomics help reduce the risk of injury and disease as well as loss time incidents and WCB claims. Effective policies and workplace safety play a key role in ensuring the health of workers, but there are limitations. Since every work site has it’s own hazards and unique environment, generalized safety programs lack the ability to deal with many situations. This is often seen in the case of ergonomics since it is beyond the scope of many safety professionals.
Without the proper training in ergonomics and industrial hygiene, injuries continue to occur because the specific mechanism of injury cannot be determined. This is why it is important to consult with an external professional with knowledge in this area who can help you develop specific policies and procedures in order to mitigate future risks. If you think you may benefit from an ergonomic assessment, please contact our team for more information.