Ergonomic & Job Site Assessment

U.S. HealthWorks therapists are experts in movement science, biomechanics, injury prevention and recovery, and ergonomic principles. While procuring ergonomic equipment may be a useful solution, in many cases simply examining how the work is being performed is more cost effective and provides better outcomes.
Our three-pronged "Work-Worker-Worksite" ergonomic and job site assessment model provides extensive research, injury record data analysis and planning. We will investigate and measure the physical demands placed on employees, identify specific risk factors and make recommendations for improvement. In addition to planning a cost effective training program, we also offer advice and information on the selection of appropriate ergonomic products.
The “Work-Worker-Worksite" Model
Job site analysis ("Work")
Departmental: A formal ergonomic needs assessment to reduce the risk of injury
Individual: A formal ergonomic needs assessment to reduce the risk of injury
Injured worker ergonomic evaluation ("Worker")
A formal ergonomic evaluation of the physical space and work risk behaviors
Recommendations and strategies to prevent injury or re-injury and facilitate recovery
Interaction with supervisors to provide job accommodation strategies
Preventive ergonomic evaluation ("Worksite")
A formal evaluation and measurement of the essential functions and critical demands occurring at the worksite
Benefits of Ergonomic & Job Site Assessment
Elimination or mitigation of specific workplace hazards
Reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs)
Injury Reduction = reduced litigation, disability, medical costs, & vocational rehab costs
Facilitate changes that improve modified duty & return-to-work percentages
Ability to use work environment as a part of the treatment process
Improved employee satisfaction, productivity, morale and retention