Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing and arranging the tools people use - and their work environment - so that the people and things they work with, interact most efficiently, and safely.
Where ergonomics is less than optimal, workers can become injured. Injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis can be debilitating, not to mention costly. OSHA has also focused on these incidents, which are termed Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs).
Besides attention from OSHA, these injuries are expensive. Estimates do vary, but a general rule of thumb is to consider that for every dollar spent on an injury like this, it actually costs your business 2 to 5 times more in hidden costs! There are many simple, low-cost techniques to reduce the severity of ergonomic-related injuries, or outright prevent their deleterious effects.
For ergonomic surveys, we can evaluate your conditions based on Snook Tables, RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Assessment), and REBA (Rapid Entire Body Assessment) in situ, using our custom iOS Apps:
GEAR - General Ergonomics Area Review, and EGOS - Ergonomics General Office Survey.