Evaluating ergonomics programs in the workplace

How effective is your ergonomics program?

Evaluating Your Ergonomics Program

After following the steps mentioned in previous articles, the team has:

Step 1: Identified Risk Factors in the Workplace

Evaluating ergonomics programs in the workplaceStep 2: Trained Management and Teammates

Step 3: Collected Health and Medical Evidence

Step 4: Launched Ergonomics Program

Now the team is ready to evaluate the results of the ergonomics program.

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), the best way(s) to determine the effectiveness of an ergonomics program is to “compare the following data before and after the intervention:

  • Job Analyses
  • Checklists
  • Symptom Surveys
  • OSHA Form 300 Logs
  • Employee Absentee Rates
  • Turnover Rates
  • Workers’ Compensation Costs
  • Productivity Indicators
  • Quality of Products and Services Savings

Remember that workers will not experience the benefits of your ergonomic program immediately. It can take months for old MSD symptoms to disappear, and you will need to modify your intervention if new MSD symptoms appear.”

The benefits of the ergonomics program can be measured in many ways, including minimizing team member callouts, which cost businesses an estimated $ million each year. With the ergonomics program running, businesses should see a decrease in callouts, absenteeism, turnover, and workers’ compensation costs at the same time as a rise in productivity.

Ergonomics and preventing WMSDs are just some of the goals of occupational medicine. Can your business and your team benefit from an occupational medical clinic? Call, email, or select “Contact Us” and tell us how we can help.


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Our experienced staff of clinicians provides excellent medical care and understands the Worker’s Compensation system and its impact on your company’s financial health. Your employees will have less downtime with less complications reducing overall medical costs.


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