To round out the CompAlliance Employer related services of Job Analysis and Targeted Light Duty Assistance, our Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) Vocational Specialists offer Ergonomic Assessments and In-Facility Supervisory Training for the Employer to facilitate minimization of future injuries at your place of employment!
How Do Ergonomic Assessments Differ From A Job Analysis?
Ergonomic Assessments are a structured approach for identifying risk factors associated with overexertion injuries and disorders.
Overexertion injuries and disorders, such as low back pain, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome, are the leading cause of work-related disabilities and Workers’ Compensation costs in the United States and other industrialized nations.
“These injuries and disorders have been associated with six generic categories of ergonomic risk factors which are found in a broad spectrum of manufacturing and service jobs:
- Forceful exertions
- Awkward work postures
- Localized contact stresses
- Whole-body or segmental vibration
- Temperature extremes
- Repetitive motions or prolonged activities.
Once recognized and evaluated, ergonomic principles can be applied to reduce exposures to these risk factors as part of a comprehensive program to control over-exertion injuries.
This procedure is based on systems safety analysis techniques and utilizes a pro-active team approach to develop a detailed and open-ended evaluation of facilities, equipment, tools, processes, and work methods to recognize and evaluate specific work activities associated with potentially harmful exposures to generic risk factors.”*
*Keyserling, W.M.; Armstrong, T.J.; Punnett, L.: Ergonomic Job Analysis: A Structured Approach for Identifying Risk Factors Associated with Overexertion Injuries and Disorders.