Corporate Ergonomics Program
Experts from NYU Langone Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center can design a corporate ergonomics program to assist employers who want to improve the comfort and wellbeing of current employees and those returning to work after an injury or impairment.
Employers participating in our corporate ergonomics program receive services designed to solve the ergonomic issues at their workplace. It’s a participatory approach—we bring together all appropriate stakeholders who work collaboratively with our team to assess what risks are more prevalent in the workplace and then choose the most effective and sound ergonomic solutions to mitigate or eliminate those risks. These solutions may include the following.
Ergonomics Evaluation and Recommendation
Our experts conduct evaluations to gain insight into different aspects of the work, from organizational culture to the breakdown of job tasks and activities. This process may include focus groups to better understand risk factors associated with injuries as well as a review of the company’s injury surveillance rate, if that data is available. If it is not, our team researches data from a similar industry or helps your company establish an injury surveillance system. Based on the needs identified from this information, our specialists can design an effective corporate ergonomics program.
Education and Training Programs
Our specialists can train and educate your safety and occupational health staff in the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. Our programs encourage autonomy in educating your workforce. In collaboration with your staff, we prepare on-site training adapted to meet the needs of management, unions, and employees.
We offer group lectures on a variety of topics, such as safety at work and psychosocial stressors in the workplace. Our programs also offer on-site training that covers topics such as ergonomic awareness and combine lectures, exercises, and discussions in an interactive, small group format to improve health and employee satisfaction. We can help you design, implement, and maintain ongoing injury prevention programs in your workplace.