Delivering comprehensive ergonomics services to large or distributed office populations is challenging, time consuming and very expensive. Sending qualified ergonomics professionals is often difficult to arrange, disruptive to the workflow, and for many routine office ergo issues, is not always necessary. Instead, a new hybrid approach combining on-line learning and self assessments with tele-consults and, if necessary, on-site professional services is proving to be very effective at reducing service delivery costs, while improving availability and outcomes.
If you are preparing to deliver ergonomics services to a large or distributed population of office workers, you need to ask yourself these questions before you attempt to deploy your ergonomics program far and wide:
If you can’t answer “yes” to all of these you should consider our hybrid 3-pronged approach, described below, to deliver your ergonomics services.
The traditional approach of sending ergonomics professionals to provide surveillance, training and corrective advice for large office populations has some significant shortcomings that have been described in a previous Ergoweb article, Office Ergonomics: Web-based Training Improves Outcomes. A brief summary of these shortcomings include:
Our new hybrid 3-pronged approach offers a better way to serve the computer-based worker. This method offers 3-levels of progressive services to the learner and results in improved outcomes while also being kind to your ergonomics budget:
Utilizing this 3-pronged approach for office ergonomics has allowed our clients to turbocharge their service delivery. Our clients are simultaneously serving more learners, traveling less, while reducing ergonomic risk, service delivery costs, and the costs associated with poor ergonomics. We are effectively resolving as many as 90% of our clients ergonomic concerns with Level 1 + Level 2 services — no travel and no waiting for advanced services to be delivered!
How to implement this in your company:
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