Onsite Office Ergonomic Assessment
The purpose of an office ergonomic assessment is to identify and control risk factors for MSDs in the workstation and to enhance a worker’s comfort, health, and safety. During the assessment the individual gains an understanding of what causes work-related MSDs, and understand how to prevent them by learning how to adjust their computer workstations according to ergonomic guidelines.
A Kinetic Kare Certified Ergonomist conducts the on-site office ergonomic assessment with the employee in their work environment.
Who can benefit?
Any individual who uses a computer can benefit from learning to work smarter and safer. An office ergo assessment can prevent a soft tissue musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) before it occurs. It can also benefit an individual who is experiencing discomfort in their workstation or is returning to work after an injury.
How long does an office ergonomic assessment take?
The assessment takes approximately one hour to complete.
What does an office ergonomic assessment look like?
Step 1: Interview
Each session begins with an interview. The ergonomist conducts a brief interview with the individual to gain an understanding of the essential job tasks and concerns.
Step 2: Observation
The ergonomist observes the individual as they perform their job, and interact with the workstation equipment and environment. Workstation parameters are assessed and photos/video are taken.
Step 3: Education & Adjustment
The individual learns the main risk factors that can contribute to MSDs and how their work methods can be contributing to their discomfort. They learn the optimal body postures and guidelines for workstation set up and the ergonomist coaches the individual to adjust their workstation themselves for optimal comfort, health and safety.
Step 4: Report
A summary report in checklist format outlines the concerns identified, the solutions for improvement and coaching cues provided. Recommendations for equipment and tools to be considered are also included if required.
· One hour onsite assessment
· Handout- Ergo Tips for Your Computer Workstation
· A checklist report
· 30-day follow up by email or telephone