What is an Ergonomics Assessment?
An ergonomics assessment, also called an ergonomic risk assessment or workplace assessment, is a method used to accurately evaluate risk in the workplace due to poor ergonomics. Once ergonomic risk factors are identified, steps are taken to systematically improve the work environment for employees. The goal is to reduce the risk of injury and to increase employee productivity and work satisfaction.
Why Do an Ergonomics Assessment?
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a leading cause of workplace injuries and illnesses, accounting for as much as one third of all injury and illness costs. In fact, just one ergonomics related injury can cost between $60,000 and $80,000. More importantly, ergonomics interventions can improve your employees’ health and quality of life. On average, good ergonomics have been shown to:
- Reduce errors by 32% and workers comp costs by 81%
- Increase total productivity by 17% and individual productivity by 77%
- Decrease absenteeism by 46% and lost workdays by 88%
- Cut the need for professional care by 68%
How VelocityEHS Can Help
VelocityEHS' Humantech Ergonomics Software makes it easy for your employees to help themselves. Our online training and assessment tools make it possible to deploy industry best practices to one or even hundreds of locations at a time. And even though approximately 75% of issues can be resolved by employees on their own, our ergonomics software is backed by the industry’s most trusted board-certified ergonomists for those 5%-10% of cases that require on-site intervention. From assessments, to training to reporting, Humantech is ergonomics done right®.
Ergonomics Assessments are part of our Ergonomics Solution. To see the full set of features, click here.
|Interactive online ergonomics training
|Fast and easy self-assessment
|Instant feedback and quick fixes
|Scalable across your entire enterprise
|Bite sized modules to fit busy schedules
|Knowledge check for learning verification
|Analysis and reporting to track employee progress
|Remote and onsite assistance available|