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The goals for ACT’s office ergonomic program were to apply ergonomic principals to address employee discomfort, prevent injuries, and increase productivity. ACT was challenged with:
A geographically dispersed workforce
Resources centralized in Iowa City, IA
Office infrastructure that varied significantly by location
HIPAA compliance concerns
Effectively addressing ADAA accommodation requests
Atlas assisted with program development, program technology, certified professionals for in-person assessments, developing and delivering training, and providing regulatory and legal guidance.Learn More
Cargill Meat Solution’s Ergonomics Program has been in place since 1989. A revised program was launched in 2009 to address the following issues:
Low technical level of application
Inconsistency of program elements across locations
Leveling off of the reduction in musculoskeletal disorders
AtlasWork, a web-based program, was implemented to provide broad data management and analysis capability to more effectively manage the ergonomics process. The outcome is a 49% reduction in ergonomics related medical aids FY 2009 thru FY 2013Learn More
Interstate Distributors, a leader in the transportation industry struggled with driver injuries, negatively impacting injury costs and the ability to haul freight.
Atlas implemented its patented transportation ergonomics system with drivers and monitored the impact over a 9 month period.
The outcomes are a 45% reduction in drivers reporting high or extreme levels of pain or discomfort, a 22% reduction in Workers’ Compensation claims for sprains and strains, a 44% reduction in claim cost, and a 22% reduction in the average cost per claim. Interstate realized a payback in four to five months.Learn More
Pearson’s office ergonomics program struggled with:
Serving a geographically dispersed workforce
Matching the appropriate level of interventional resource against the level of risk
Too much hands-on service
Atlas assisted by providing an office ergonomics software application to provide risk assessment and training, and combined the software with local certified professionals for in-person assessments.Learn More
PricewaterhouseCoopers is one of the world’s largest, multinational professional services networks with a large percentage of the work population using hoteling stations and working remotely from client and home office locations. Atlas helped PwC reengineer their solution which resulted in significant reductions in errors in the office ergonomics process and effective strategies for hoteling stations and working in client environments.Learn More
Schneider is the premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services, with approximately 17,000 employees. Similar to other long haul fleets, Schneider struggled with drivers reporting back injuries.
Atlas implemented its patented transportation ergonomics system with drivers and monitored the impact over a 6 month period.
The outcomes are a 47% reduction in drivers reporting discomfort and 114 fewer lost time injuries. Schneider realized a payback on the program within the six month period.Learn More
Schneider is the premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services, with approximately 17,000 employees. Schneider struggled with driver injuries, reporting 1880 recordable injuries over a two year period, with specific concern about the early report pattern with new hires.
Atlas implemented a post-offer pre-employment physical function screen program and monitored injury data over the following two years.
The outcomes are a 20% reduction in all recordable injuries, with a higher reduction in the number of sprains and strains. Schneider realized a 25:1 payback on the program.Learn More
T. Rowe Price's office ergonomic program was not comprehensive.
Atlas assisted with program development, program technology, certified professionals for in-person assessments, developing and delivering training, and providing regulatory and legal guidance.
The outcome is a LEED certification award, aided by a comprehensive ergonomics program with the four main program components of education and training, an on-line assessment tool, in-person assessments, and program metrics.Learn More
The Grand Rapids, MI transit authority (The Rapid) struggled with drivers reporting high levels of neck, shoulder, and back discomfort. Research has shown a direct correlation between reported discomfort and injury rates.
Atlas implemented its patented transportation ergonomics system with the drivers of The Rapid and monitored reported discomfort over a 12 month period.
The outcome is a 50% reduction in drivers reporting high or extreme levels of pain or discomfort.Learn More
The deployment of a sustainable office ergonomics process for a company as large and geographically dispersed as Wells Fargo is challenging to say the least. This presentation shows the progression of Wells Fargo’s office ergonomics process, which encompasses coverage of greater than 280,000 team members deployed over 9,000 individual locations. It demonstrates a tiered approach based upon the risk and need of the work associate.
Results and best practices include:
- Insight to the inherent challenges that an organization this size comes up against with implementation and deployment.
- The challenges of a rapidly changing workplace, from hoteling to sit/stand workstations.
- Demonstrating how a standardized approach to evaluating and controlling ergonomic hazards is invaluable.
- Significant reductions in errors in the office ergonomics recommendation process through the creation of SOPs and detailed equipment guidelines.