One of the primary goals of occupational medicine is helping teams and companies care for and reduce the number of injuries in the workplace. We have written before about steps to begin an ergonomics program and ways to evaluate an ergonomics program, but what about while the program is in progress? What physical, measurable signs should show in the workplace to illustrate that the program is working?
Here are five signs that your ergonomics program is doing what it’s supposed to do:
Reduced Injury Rates: If you see a drop in the number of work-related injuries or musculoskeletal disorders, it’s a good sign that your ergonomic interventions are making a positive impact.
Employee Feedback: Happy employees are usually healthy employees. If your team is giving positive feedback about their workstations being more comfortable and supportive, your ergonomics program is likely hitting the mark.
Increased Productivity: Improved ergonomics often leads to increased productivity. If you notice a boost in efficiency and output without a spike in discomfort or fatigue complaints, your program is contributing to a healthier work environment.
Decreased Absenteeism: A successful ergonomics program can result in fewer sick days taken by employees. When people feel good at their desks, they’re more likely to show up to work consistently.
Engagement and Participation: An effective program gets employees involved. If you see increased participation in ergonomic training sessions, workshops, or initiatives, it indicates that your team is aware and actively working towards better ergonomic practices.
Remember, it’s always a good idea to regularly assess and adjust your program to address emerging needs and ensure long-term success!
If you have concerns about your ergonomics program, its effects on your team, or how to begin an ergonomics program, remember that occupational medicine focuses on workplace safety in all workplaces. From physical exams to ideas that help establish a culture of safety, Jet Medical Center’s staff of physicians can help provide services to your team at our office or your work site. Call, click, or message us today to put our expertise to work for you and your business.
Who is Jet Medical Center®?
Jet Medical Center® is a leading provider of occupational medicine services in the Tallahassee area. We develop, with our client partners, a customized healthcare plan to fit your company’s needs today and into the future.
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.