Introducing AtlasWork™: A Comprehensive Injury Prevention and Management Software
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GRAND HAVEN, Mich., March 1, 2013 — In 2007, Atlas Ergonomics began working with Cargill Meat Solutions to help prevent injuries company-wide. One challenge of working with Cargill was managing and maintaining data on the requirements and risks of the many different jobs and work sites within a very large and complex organization.
The initial use of site-driven databases revealed the need for a simpler process and corporate access. There was also a clear desire to expand access to job requirement data to help injured workers return to work safely and address accommodation requests from disabled workers.
As a result in 2011 Atlas began collaborating with Cargill's corporate ergonomists and plant ergonomics coordinators to develop AtlasWork™; a web-based application designed to manage the requirements, risk, and restrictions of work. AtlasWork™, however, was designed to not only address the needs of meat processing, but also of any job involving physical labor including positions in manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, construction and many service industries.
AtlasWork™ records the physical requirements of work through the use of job demands data. Uploadable videos, images and job procedures provide a more complete understanding of each job's physical requirements.
The application also streamlines risk analysis by automatically populating industry-accepted ergonomic risk tools, facilitating discomfort surveys, and analyzing incident and injury information. Risk reduction solutions can be tested for potential impact, recorded, and tracked for closure.
Human resources, workers' compensation, and case management personnel can compare an individual's limitations to the demands of all site jobs to find the safest match, or to identify areas where job-specific accommodations are necessary. Health care providers can use the same information to set physical capability improvement goals.
Finally, an injury prevention and management scoreboard is provided for each work site. Local and corporate resources can review trends and study supporting tables and data to identify program strengths and weaknesses.
"AtlasWork™ is the first software of its kind that uniquely addresses the combined information needs of site and corporate based human resource, operations, loss prevention, safety, and worker's compensation team members.," says Jim Landsman, Atlas Ergonomics president. "It also provides abundant information to outside experts, such as ergonomists, case managers, or health care providers, thereby improving their decision-making ability and reducing the need for on-site studies and associated costs."
To learn more about AtlasWork™ software, contact Tony Silva at (616) 844-6322, extension 3206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Atlas Ergonomics, LLC
Atlas Ergonomics, LLC is a leading ergonomic service and technology provider, helping customers reduce the spiraling costs of work-related injuries within industrial, office, commercial transportation, warehouse, public transit, and healthcare environments. Atlas guides clients to financially evaluate and define the appropriate strategy, and offers services that are uniquely simple, measurable, and cost effective. Atlas Ergonomics provides turnkey support through the nation’s largest network of ergonomic service providers or can assist corporate resources with the necessary training and technology. Atlas Ergonomics is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, and additional information can be found at www.atlasergo.com.