Category ergonomic regulations

The Impact of implementing the Washington State ergonomic program in the Workplace [Am J Ind Med. 2009] – PubMed – NCBI

Impact of implementing the Washington State erg… [Am J Ind Med. 2009] – PubMed – NCBI. Interesting result which is measureable and sustainable when employers put formal ergonomic programs into place. This includes using program guidelines, education of all employees and supervisors, measurement of outcomes and the use of validated ergonomic standards with which to […]

Did you know Ergonomics is about Preventing Human Error?

Many an OH&S Manager or Committee make the same assumptions when attempting a Root Cause Analysis. Too often the human factor is deemed to be the cause for an accident, near miss or MSI injury, product error. To jump to this conclusion in the absence of performing a full and complete Root Cause Analysis is […]

Did you know Ergonomics is Mandatory Under the General Duty Clause of the OHS Act?

A formal and effective Ergonomic Program when developed by the experts at OPC Inc. should include the following elements; 1. Written Policies about the Ergonomic Program 2. Tie in of the program with OH&S, Wellbeing and Operations 3. Basic Training for all employees about ergonomic principles 4. Formal Training for the OH&S Committee about Ergonomic […]

Ergonomics: The Science For Better Living and Working. This is how Optimal Performance approaches ergonomics & inclusive design

Ergonomics: The Science For Better Living and Working.   Most companies in Canada do not understand the science of ergonomics & in fact almost “fear” it as a cost with limited benefits. In this Blog I have the full version of this page and this summarized version so all companies large & small, industrial & […]

Ergonomics Canada 2013 Ergonomics is about more than just the office!

Ergonomics Canada 2013- Improving Medical Device Usability.   Most employers assume when they hear the term “ergonomics” that this is just limited to office ergonomics and seating. Ergonomics and Human Factors Design can be anything from measuring noise levels in an office to determine the impact on cognitive function of your employees to enhanced design […]

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders on the decline in Ontario | Institute for Work and Health; OPC’s take on these findings

Work-related Musculoskeletal disorders on the decline in Ontario | Institute for Work & Health.   More proof as to how Ergonomic Programs and improved treatment by Physiotherapists can impact the %age of employees with MSI’s. ┬áLearn more about how Ergonomics impacts MSI’s in the workplace at Formal Ergonomic Programs have been shown with this […]

BIFMA, CSA & Ministry of Labour Ergonomic Guidelines & the ROI of Ergonomics May 14th 9 -11am

Learn more about the Ministry of Labour for Ontario’s Ergonomic Standards used if they visit your workplace; as well as the new CSA & BIFMA guidelines and how these should be applied to your workplace. Join Jane Sleeth & her team at Optimal Performance for a 2 hour seminar which will also cover real ROI […]