Our Alliance Partner is pleased to announce our association with Stephen Thiessen, Ergonomics Expert. Stephen comes to us with over 14 years of experience in the area of Safety. Stephen has ISO18001 experience and has conducted Material Handling Auditing and Training, Workwell Audits, MSDS Training for both office and manufacturing environments, Ergonomics Auditing and Programs, OHS&E Operations Manuals, IMEs and Functional Testing. For further information about how Stephen can help your workplace, contact us.
Here are some interesting notes from the desk of Stephen Thiessen:
Ergonomics comes from the GREEK words ergon, meaning work, and nomos, meaning law. It may also be defined as the relationships between people and a variety of elements: equipment, environments, facilities, vehicles, and the like.
What are the core elements of an ergonomics program?
- Management Leadership
- Employee Participation
- Medical Management
- Job Hazard Analysis
- Training & Education
- Record Keeping
What are some of the benefits of an ergonomics program?
Well designed work-stations, equipment and workplace environment all contribute to:
- Improved productivity
- Health & Safety issues are addressed
- Increased Employee satisfaction
- Return on Investment (ROI) is seen within 6-24 months