The best way to prevent poor ergonomic work practices, is to provide employees with the right information to be able to identify the issues or risk factors before they cause an injury
An ergonomic assessment involves evaluating a worker at their workstation (seated or standing) or vehicle to ensure optimal working and driving postures, work practices and correct workstation set up.
Advice and education is given following the assessment, including suggested adjustments to seating, mirrors, steering wheel, etc. as well as changes to habits and manual handling.
Ergonomic equipment recommendations can be made where appropriate.
Healthworks offers three types of ergonomics assessments:
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