Traditional methods to
eliminate ergonomic risks in the workplace are necessary, but
often fall sort of eliminating all risks. Traditional methods
rely on infrequent workplace analyses which inevitably miss many
risks. And even in an ergonomically sound work environment,
employees may fail to use ergonomically sound work practices,
exposing themselves to ergonomic injuries.
A behavioral observation
and feedback process can complement traditional methods of
controlling ergonomic risks. As employees conduct frequent
peer-peer observations, ergonomic risks may surface which went
unnoticed during a formal evaluation. And peer observations
reinforce ergonomically sound work practices.
How can Dutcher SMS
ergonomics-related services offer a range of options to meet
your specific needs.
Behaviour-Based Ergonomics Observation Process
can help design and implement an observation process
specifically targeting ergonomics, both in the “field” and
in the office. Go to
to learn more about how Dutcher SMS
helps design and implement a new observation process.
At-risk behaviours associated with ergonomic injuries are
often subtle and difficult to identify. Dutcher SMS
can train existing behavioural safety observers to better
identify ergonomic risks, both in a “field” environment and
in the office.
can help design and implement a comprehensive ergonomics
program, which includes a behaviour-based ergonomics