The ergonomic surroundings in which people work are as important as the building in which they are housed. An employer needs to take into consideration all aspects and areas of the workplace in order to develop a practical approach of proactive planning and assessment. This will without a doubt create a healthier, happier workplace, which certainly leads to much greater returns in human investment.
ARC employs a four-phase process of pairing low-cost, high-impact solutions to real problems, a process that delivers clearly detailed documented solutions to the employer’s ergonomic challenges. These ergonomic solutions are supported by illustrations and vendor information delivered in report form.
ARC’s ergonomic proactive evaluation begin with known high-risk areas that are designed to eliminate current/potential complaints. This level of evaluation focuses on employees with complaints of pain and/or discomfort, and also addresses employees in ergonomic “Red Flag” locations such as data-centers, call centers and material handling areas.
This level of analysis specifically focuses on an injured employee and is performed during or after a medical intervention. The ensuing evaluation results in the reduction of health care costs and ensures a smooth return to the workplace.
Finally upon completion of high-risk cases, the system provides for overall evaluations of remaining employees, workstations and office layouts.
All approved ergonomic equipment will be purchased and installed after a review and approval from management, with a mockup of ergonomic solution upgrades provided prior to product installation.
Ergonomics education is the final step and ensures employees have the skills necessary to achieve correct ergonomics and reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries. Without compromising employees in their job activities, this makes certain that employees have minimal distractions from physical discomfort and become more efficient in the work place.
An extremely important aspect of the ARC program is its emphasis on Injury Prevention Education.
Employee training is essential not only for reducing current workplace injuries but also preventing them. ARC’s staff of professional ergonomic consultants provides onsite training to help employees take a proactive approach to workplace safety.
Training sessions focus on practical posture awareness and station setup. ARC’s reputation for outstanding ergonomics education is a direct result of its hands on approach. This safety programming differs from traditional training methods, because it engages the employee as an interactive component of the educational process. All of ARC’s training is in accordance with the most recent U.S. injury prevention standards.
Ergonomic training sessions are based on office environments and manual handling environments. These include:
Our Expert Witnesses in Workers’ Compensation can give expert consultation, opinions, reports and testimony in litigation regarding Workers’ Compensation insurance. Examples of cases that Workers’ Compensation professionals may support include:
Our consultants can provide a more independent (unbiased) analysis of the job. Their analysis will not be affected by the internal politics of the organization. Also, a consultant may be needed for situations in which a large number of jobs will be analyzed in a relatively short period of time. A consultant in this situation may be better able to concentrate on the job analysis task as their main function whereas internal employees likely still have their regular jobs to perform.