Behaviour-Based Ergonomics


What is Behaviour-Based Ergonomics?

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 help?

Dutcher SMS' ergonomics-related services offer a range of options to meet your specific needs.

  1. Behaviour-Based Ergonomics Observation Process
    Dutcher SMS can help design and implement an observation process specifically targeting ergonomics, both in the “field” and in the office.   Go to BBS to learn more about how Dutcher SMS helps design and implement a new observation process.

  2. Observing for Ergonomic Risks
    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.

  3. Comprehensive Ergonomics Program
    Dutcher SMS can help design and implement a comprehensive ergonomics program, which includes a behaviour-based ergonomics observation process.



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Last Updated: 17 Dec 0