SIH Workcare | Ergonomic Risk

Ergonomic issues can result in safety and productivity problems in the workplace. SIH Work Care offers services to optimize ergonomics, helping reduce the risk of injury and boosting productivity in the workplace.

During an on-site visit, which usually lasts from 2-4 hours, we use a set of criteria to assess ergonomic hazards in the work environment. This criterion looks at things like the frequency of a particular motion per hour, how much the employee must stand or sit, and how long they are in sustained positions. Based on our assessment, we make recommendations to help reduce and avoid minor irritations that could lead to musculoskeletal disorders or injuries.

Ergonomics in the Workplace

Workplace design can have an impact on the long-term health and well-being of your employees. Our certified athletic trainers (ATCs) assess the ergonomic tools and equipment in the workplace to identify opportunities for preventing these types of injuries before they occur.

Ergonomic Assessment for Office Workers

While office work may seem low impact, musculoskeletal disorders and injuries related to repetitive muscle and joint stress are common amongst office employees.

Using office ergonomic guidelines, we assess ergonomic desk height, chair height and other elements in the workplace design to optimize each workstation. Adjustments to the workstations help reduce the chances of employees developing posture or repetitive motion injuries.

We also help employers establish stretching routines that include breathing exercises, regular reverse stretching and stretching for every joint. These exercises increase blood flow and support healthy body mechanics and posture throughout the day.

Ergonomic Assessment for Industrial Workers

Design and equipment enhancements can improve ergonomic conditions for higher-impact workplaces such as manufacturing and industrial warehouses. By providing proper posture education, PPE, adjustable workstations and anti-fatigue standing mats, employers can reduce the occurrence of injury while maintaining their employees' health, comfort, and well-being.

Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA)

The Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) is a workspace analysis tool used to collect data on the posture, positioning and biomechanics involved in performing a work-related task. The REBA assessment is part of a more extensive workplace ergonomics test and usually only takes a few minutes to complete.

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or learn more about our ergonomic risk analysis and correction services, contact SIH Work Care at 618-993-3817.