Desks have been adjusted to be just the right height. Chairs have been fitted for each employee. Ergonomic mice, keyboards and keyboard trays are practically everywhere you look in your office. By doing this, you’re helping to ensure your employees have a safe work environment, which includes decreasing the chances of musculoskeletal issues, such as […]
One thing you may not realize about the Workplace Possibilities program is that we do more than just recommend ergonomic equipment to employees: We actually help test it. Our ergonomic experts and vocational consultants trial all of the assistive equipment we provide to employees to ensure it will help mitigate as much of an employee’s […]
Returning to work after a major surgery can be stressful for an employee — especially when he or she has specialized job responsibilities and is highly motivated to return to the office. When a setback threatens recovery, employers may want to consider options to help the employee successfully return to work.
As a disability resources consultant I’m often asked why ergonomic programs fail. The biggest reason: Companies forget to take into account employee behavior.
When a company starts an ergonomic evaluation it traditionally looks to identify and reduce basic ergonomic risk factors — things like poorly placed monitors or ill-fitting chairs. Some companies even take it a step further by inviting employees to be active participants in identifying and eliminating those risk factors.
It’s what happens (or not) after the evaluation that determines the program’s success.