The word Ergonomic has been derived from two Greek words, ‘ergon’ meaning work, and ‘nomoi’ meaning natural laws. When combined, they create a word meaning the science of work and a person’s relationship to that work.
Ergonomics is primarily the science of fitting the work to the user instead of forcing the user to fit in the work. It is defined as the study of how people work in their environment.
The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, is intended to maximise productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. It is also referred to as biotechnology, human engineering, human factors engineering.
With our rich expertise in the human resources and strong knowledge archive, we provide customised solutions across the multiple spheres of healthcare and workplace design analysis in workplace ergonomics through Audit and assurance, Advisory and Consulting, Research and Study, Training and Capacity building.
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- Identifying work-related ergonomic hazards such as MSDs (Musculoskeletal Disorders)
- Enabling the effective management control on the identified ergonomic risks
- Establishing appropriate work practices, such as proper lifting techniques, keeping work areas clean and administrative controls, such as worker rotation, more task variety & increased rest breaks
- Planning proper engineering controls, such as design/redesign of work station, tools & equipment
- Advisory and consulting support for closing the gaps through identification and implementation of suitable corrective actions and remedial measures
- Training for the personnel who are exposed to high ergonomic hazards
Benefits of Workplace Ergonomics
- Increases confidence of the stakeholders’ (Customers, Statutory Bodies, Management, Financial Institutions). Hence, positive impacts on Brand Image.
- Verification of the effectiveness of your Workplace Ergonomics
- A comprehensive audit report outlining the findings of the audit, quantified outcomes, associated areas of improvement with detailed recommendations
- Improved workplace ergonomics and workforce morale
- Potentially reduced rates of accidents, injuries, ill health, litigation costs and improved productivity