What is an Ergonomics Assessment?
An ergonomics assessment, also called an ergonomic risk assessment or workplace assessment, is a process used to evaluate the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) due to a mismatch between workplace design and employee capabilities. Once physical risk factors are identified, steps are taken to systematically improve the work environment for employees. The goal is to improve employee well-being, job performance, and job satisfaction.
Why Do an Ergonomics Assessment?
MSDs 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 and workers comp costs
- Increase total productivity and individual productivity
- Decrease absenteeism and lost workdays
- Cut the need for professional care
How VelocityEHS Can Help
VelocityEHS Ergonomics Software makes it easy for your employees to identify risk and implement improvements. 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 cases that require additional support. From assessments, to training to reporting, VelocityEHS is ergonomics done right®.
Ergonomics Assessments are part of our Ergonomics Solution. To learn more about them, click here.
|Interactive online ergonomics training
|Fast and easy assessments
|Instant feedback and quick fixes
|Scalable across your entire enterprise
|Bite sized modules to fit busy schedules
|Knowledge checks for learning verification
|Analysis and reporting to track employee progress
|Remote and onsite assistance available|