Category ergonomic standards

Bears Repeating Again; There is an algorithm to determine if Sit to Stand is appropriate

A sit to stand workstation is not recommended as Mr. T spends time away from his desk visiting various bank branches; ie .sitting does not exceed 34-66 daily; Mr T does not have neurological symptoms which are bona fide medical reasons for sit to stand; and the use of static standing postures which occurs with […]

This is what happens if your company does not have a formal Ergonomic Program in Place?

This is what happens if your company does not have a formal Ergonomic Program in Place? Other external parties and your employees run the program for you. The ergonomic team at Optimal Performance Consultants Inc. Call us for an initial consultation and presentation about the mandatory ergonomic standards in BC and Ontario & how to […]

Trends regarding Ergonomics and Accessibility for Managers to learn more about

What is Ergonomics? ….the frustrating thing about ergonomics is two fold; 1. many companies think ergonomics is about “posture” and buying equipment which represents a very limited approach to ergonomics and 2. when people who are not qualified ergonomists such as patient practitioners including chiropractors, ot’s and PT’s or equipment and furniture sales people get […]

Even with regular exercise, excessive sitting linked to disease, premature death – OHS Canada Magazine BUT so can static standing says OPC Inc.

Even with regular exercise, excessive sitting linked to disease, premature death – OHS Canada Magazine. Great review of the literature by top researchers regarding sitting at work & negative health outcomes. What we are missing here are the equally important studies about risks associated with static standing at work. At OPC Inc we advise our […]

The Open-Office Trap – The New Yorker and OPC Inc. present the Evidence

OPC Inc and our consultants have been providing clients with cognitive and mental function evidence about how open office concepts and low height dividers negatively impact us all. Need more evidence? Read some of the top studies conducted by leading organizational Psychologists and Human Factors Specialists. These designs save money on real estate indeed. The […]

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 […]