An Ill-fitting Workplace
What to do when your work environment puts your most valuable resources at risk?
If your organization is like many, you are running management systems for quality, productivity, safety, and other elements of your operations; yet, you continue to face unmitigated risks from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). You may even know the harm MSDs can inflict on your company. It extends well beyond the pain and discomfort felt by employees, and into issues of compliance and damage to the bottom line. At the same time, you may be overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of trying to figure out what changes to make to your production or assembly environments -- the hierarchy of controls not withstanding.
The cost of inaction: your productivity and quality may be suffering unnecessarily. Employee engagement and satisfaction may be diving. Turnover is likely increasing, along with, first aid cases and modified duty cases. In the old days, your may have been able to ride it out. However, the clock is running out for you to get your EHS house in order.
These days investors are looking for businesses that demonstrate sound corporate social responsibility. And while many of them are still unaware of the critical link between good ergonomics and healthy workplaces, it won’t stop them from punishing your company for poor outcomes that arise from poor job design. Additionally, you need to identify and correct workplace hazards including ergonomics risks to comply with requirements such as OSHA's General Duty Clause, the Health and Safety Executive, and the Canada Labour Code.
Your job now? Easy, all you have to do is: find an ergonomic solution that is affordable, easy to implement, easy to use, that engages employees, provides you with the necessary tools to track and monitor progress, and that allows you to "design out" risk of injury, while improving visibility up the chain of command.
The Simple Solution
At VelocityEHS, our Humantech Ergonomics Solutions are designed to make your job — and the jobs of your people — easier. Our approach blends the best of two worlds: the largest team of board certified ergonomists, with game-changing, artificial intelligence driven technology. It is literally a win-win solution. We take a Learn — Do — Manage approach that ensures your team eases into changes in a way that respects your culture and doesn't waste your time. The three components are: 1) online training, 2) the job improvement process, and 3) data and reporting.
In the Learn phase, the goal is to help your team build knowledge quickly. We provide interactive online modules that cover the most important aspects of ergonomic principles and design guidelines. Your team only needs to interact with the content that's relevant to them so they are ready to with our experts when they arrive on site. This method allows us to partner together to fix problems in real-time.
In the Do phase, your team will gain skills to assess and fix jobs. We'll take all the learning they've done and begin the job improvement process with our experts there to help. That's how we get things done. Of course, our unique technology plays are role here too by providing the tools to capture critical information like risk analysis, root cause analysis, action plans with email reminders and risk reduction results.
Finally, in the Manage phase, it's your turn to verify and track progress. Our solution makes it easy to monitor activities, track the status of improvement plans and generate reports like: risk maps, improvement reports, training statuses, and direct causes.
When it comes to ergonomics, we like to say knowing and doing are two different things. Our solution will not only provide the know how, we'll help you determine where to start and which issues and tasks to prioritize. The ROI of good ergonomics has been verified time and again, and its contributions to employee well being and engagement are invaluable. It's time to get serious about Humantech Ergonomics Software from VelocityEHS. And it's time to get serious about Ergonomics done right ®.