Get It In Writing

Get it in writing: Putting your company’s rules in a handbook

Lifting the boxAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, work related musculoskeletal disorders remain the leading cause of workplace injury and illness in our country. Many of the cases could be avoided if management and employees knew what was expected of them. There must be an active dialog between employers and employees, both verbal and written. Written policies and procedures are the backbone of an effective ergonomics process.

Your “Ergonomic Focus” should be on identifying and reducing the risk factors that cause musculoskeletal disorders. The development of a proactive ergonomics program document is a key part of this process. The return on investment can be significant.