When should I consider hiring an Ergonomist?
- Employees are complaining of repetitive stress aches and pains (this is an optimal time because the Ergonomist can often resolve the concern without an actual injury occurring).
- A repetitive injury has occurred that needs correction
- Your company is starting an ergonomic program
- Your company is re-designing a production line or installing a new production line; the correct equipment can be purchased and installed at the optimal line heights
- You want to have ergonomic training provided for your staff that reviews issues/injuries or engineers that design work stations/lines
Why should I hire a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)?
In order for individuals to become a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), they must have at least seven (7) years of ergonomic working experience, at least a masters level degree in the field, submit multiple work documents that verify the individual's ability, and pass a seven-hour exam. The combination of these credentials ensures that the ergonomic evaluations will be done methodically, using both science and experience to recommend an optimum resolution(s).
How will hiring an Ergonomist help my bottom line?
- Reduces workers compensation claims and long-term costs associated with workers compensation insurance
- Increases productivity
- Decreases worker lost time due to medical care or injury
- Improves worker morale/job satisfaction
- Increases quality due to decreasing fatigue/mistakes made