Ergonomic Risk Assessments: When & Why You Need One

When was the last time you conducted an ergonomics analysis for your business?

This question holds great significance because employee health and safety play a crucial role in the success of your business. By conducting an ergonomic risk assessment, you can identify areas for improvement in worker health and safety, which in turn can have a positive impact on productivity and ultimately increase your bottom line.

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So, what exactly is an ergonomic risk assessment?

It is an objective evaluation of the risk factors present in your work environment that may contribute to musculoskeletal disorders or injuries in your workforce.

When your employees are dealing with health issues, it directly affects their work performance, which in turn affects your business. It is a well-known fact that a healthy employee is a happy and more productive employee. These are logical conclusions based on the complex interplay between physical and emotional factors. Let’s delve deeper into these concepts.

As an employer, it is important to take a proactive approach and ensure a comfortable and healthy work environment for your employees. After all, your workforce is an investment in your business, and their productivity directly impacts your bottom line. Pain, whether it is chronic or caused by an injury, can hinder performance and decrease productivity. 

This can lead to various problems such as increased sick leave, slower work pace, poor decision-making, decreased work quality, and more. All these consequences ultimately result in a decreased return on your investment. That is why prioritizing injury and pain mitigation is crucial for the success of your business. By taking proactive measures, you can create a work environment that promotes comfort and health for all employees. Sign up to our Ergonomics courses today!

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Ergonomics, also known as human factors, is a scientific field that focuses on understanding how humans interact with their work environment. The term “ergonomics” comes from the Greek words “ergon” meaning work and “nomos” meaning laws, referring to the laws of work. The main goal of ergonomics is to ensure that the workplace is designed to suit the characteristics and abilities of humans, thus reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

When applied effectively, ergonomics can enhance the well-being and performance of individual workers. This, in turn, improves the overall efficiency of the system in which these workers are involved, as it reduces fatigue, discomfort, accidents, and health issues. As a result, there will be fewer instances of absenteeism and labor turnover. Moreover, rehiring and retraining costs will decrease, and the system will benefit from the expertise of experienced personnel.

At Heart Guardians Training Centre & Consulting Pty Ltd, we help in conducting Baseline Ergonomic Risk Assessment Surveys. If you are interested in having a Baseline Ergonomics Risk Assessment Survey conducted for your workplace, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our surveyors are certified competent Ergonomic Risk Auditors and will utilize Risk Calculators to assess various ergonomic risks, including Office Ergonomic Risks, Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders Ergonomic Risks, Push/Pull Ergonomic Risks, and Manual Material Handling Ergonomic Risks.

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