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Ergonomic Services

HealthForce Ergonomic Services help employers examine the physical requirements and risks associated with specific jobs and worksites. Our services benefit workers in all types of jobs and industries, from physically demanding occupations to work performed in an office. After our workplace health experts identify the job requirements and risks at your worksite, they make recommendations — both individually and on a small-group basis — to improve the work environment, prevent injuries, and maximize employee safety and productivity.

Ergonomic Assessment and Consultation
This service is provided by a HealthForce Physical or Occupational Therapist specializing in ergonomics and work-injury prevention. For employees with minor discomfort while performing their daily work tasks, our specialists perform one-on-one ergonomic assessments right at employees’ workstations. Besides evaluating each employee’s physical environment and workstation setup, our assessments focus on specific work behaviors that may increase the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.


Cost-effective solutions to prevent injuries
Our ergonomic services, which are often part of a larger absence-management strategy, enable employees to proactively address and minimize their risk factors before discomfort, lost productivity, and on-the-job injuries can occur. Based on careful observations and discussions with the employee and the employer, we recommend the most appropriate and budget-friendly modifications to the employee’s workstation and equipment. Rather than immediately recommending expensive, new equipment, we first explore all options for modifying existing equipment to help the employee work safely and effectively.


Ergonomic and Injury-Prevention Education
These classes are provided where employees need them most — at the worksite — and are taught by our Occupational Therapists. Topics include:

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Functional Fitness

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Stretching

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Body Mechanics

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Injury Prevention

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Job-Specific Work Habit Training


Features of the Ergonomic Services
We provide the tools and information that employees need to take greater personal responsibility for their own comfort and safety on the job, such as:

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expert, one-on-one ergonomic assessments and immediate, customized feedback,

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useful information and practical injury-prevention techniques employees can apply immediately on the job to work more safely and effectively,

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explanation and coaching on effective body mechanics for proper material handling,

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information about improved sitting, standing or upper-extremity postures to reduce injury risks,

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more rotation of work tasks and use of regular, short-stretch or rest breaks (if appropriate), and

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participant materials, handouts and quick-reference sheets to reinforce newly learned, positive work habits.

Following our one-on-one consultations with employees, we provide written reports (including digital photos) to the employer regarding our observations and recommended solutions. We also offer follow-up visits back to the worksite, as appropriate, to assess the effectiveness of our interventions.


Customer benefits
HealthForce Ergonomic Services help you foster safer, more productive work habits among your employees. A powerful tool in injury prevention, our services also lead to:

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positive changes in employee behavior, including elimination of unnecessary postural habits that can increase the risk of injury,

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increased worker attention to health and safety issues,

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improved employee body awareness and use of functional fitness concepts and practices,

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reduced healthcare costs associated with avoidable injuries,

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fewer and less costly disability claims, as well as decreased use of unscheduled leave, and

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increased awareness among employees that the employer cares about their health and well- being, resulting in enhanced employee morale, satisfaction and retention.

 
 

For a wide variety of industries and occupations — including physically demanding jobs — we make cost-effective recommendations to improve the work environment, prevent on-the-job injuries, and help employees work as safely and productively as possible.

 

In an office environment, our one-on-one ergonomic assessments help employees improve their posture, adopt healthier and more effective work habits, minimize their individual risk factors, and prevent work-related discomfort and injury.

 

About HealthForce
HealthForce is a single-source provider of workplace health solutions, serving thousands of local, regional and national employers. We are an innovator in employee health, offering superior care to injured and ill employees, and designing and delivering workplace health services to improve employee health and productivity.

 

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Suite 106
Bothell, WA 98011
425 806 5700
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