Job Site Analysis
It has been estimated that for most companies, the“people costs” (salaries, benefits, etc.) represent over 90% of their expenses. Unsatisfactory or difficult workplace conditions can have a detrimental impact on both the individual employee and the organization. Ergoworks Consulting, LLCmakes an employee by employee evaluation of job tasks and work area, reviewing all risk factors associated with the work site.
Fitting the Job
with the Worker!
Finding the balance of human capabilities and job task demands results in:
Job site analysis is a three step process.
First: Proactive data is complied from employee survey or informal interviews, observations and any written log of injuries or complaints. Problem job are videotaped for detailed analysis.
Next: Critical analysis is made to identify risk factors of the job task, activities, work flow, physical environment and individual performance. This may include heights of lifts, bends, reaches, chair and desk adjustments, position of keyboard and mouse, repetitions and force used to perform task, awkward posture or conditions present. This step will also identify improper work habits or techniques and poorly conditioned workers which will increase potential injury.
Lastly: A review with management will include recommendations and discussion of elimination or accommodations for each risk factor
Our recommendations reduce worker discomfort and fatigue, increase job satisfaction, improve worker performance and productivity and therefore reduce future injuries. In the end, each employee is SMARTER, working SAFER and the corporate goal of an INJURY FREE workplace is well established.
Functional Job Descriptions
A practical job description is developed for each job, based on observations of each of the tasks performed for that job. Each task is broken down into measurable components of sitting, standing, kneeling, reaching, bending, etc. In addition, risk factors (i.e.: repetition, force, awkward posture) are measured for each task. A written report and chart is completed to accompany each job. This can be utilized in the hiring process to identify qualifications and applicants’ accommodation needs. It is also a useful guide in developing goals for returning an injured employee to work.
We also are experienced with updating CA-17 and SF-78 government forms. We have developed an addendum to the CA-17 which allows for a more precise quantification of job tasks. This has been used to provide better communication and coordination with employer and healthcare provider.