What is an Ergonomic Assessment?

An ergonomic assessment or ergo assessment helps identify and minimize the health risks connected to improper workstation ergonomics. A workstation, for example, could be the front seat of a truck for drivers, a desk for office workers or a working station for factory workers. Ergonomics is about the interactions between people and their physical environments. An ergonomic assessment can help reduce musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace which is a common work-related injury. At Mountainview Health and Wellness ergonomic assessments are used to promote safe working postures according to ergonomic principles.

How can an ergonomics assessment help me?

For Employees

A workstation the has proper ergonomics can minimize strain on your body and save you energy while completing your job. This makes you a much happier and more effective employee.

For Employers

Properly set up work environments or workstations have been shown to increase safety and productivity in the workplace while improving employee retention and overall working experience.

What to expect during an ergonomics assessment?

An ergo assessment is done at your workplace and looks at the setup of your workstation, your job requirements and how you are required to move to do your job. Our ergonomic assessment specialists collect data regarding your workplace set-up, comfort/discomfort status, work tasks and general work habits. At the end of the assessment our specialists will have collected enough data to create a report. They can make work equipment recommendations and instruct you on how to move in a safe manner while working to help reduce any unnecessary strain on the musculoskeletal system. They also help improve your current workstation orientation and posture through on the spot changes and educate you on neutral ergonomic postures and outline and identify ergonomic risk factors and red flags.

Ergonomic Assessments Benefits can include:

  • Prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Identification of ergonomic risk factors in the workplace
  • Improved workplace safety and injury prevention
  • Enhanced employee comfort and well-being
  • Reduction in absenteeism and healthcare costs
  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Promotion of proper posture and body mechanics
  • Customized recommendations for ergonomic equipment and workstation setup
  • Support for compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • Reduction in worker compensation claims and associated expenses

Ergonomic Assessments

Discover the power of ergonomic excellence with our tailored assessments, reshaping your workplace for enhanced well-being and efficiency.