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?
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.
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.
We accept insurance from most providers which includes:
Our practitioners are all licensed and registered
Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – BC (CAOT-BC)
BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK)
Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC)
BC Psychological Association (BCPA)
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)