Whether you are producing food, manufacturing cabinets or automotive parts, paving roads, or cleaning hotel rooms, Atlas understands how hard work can cause serious stress on an employee’s muscles and joints. Repetition and overexertion can hurt your employees and your bottom line.
Through our extensive experience in more environments than you can imagine, Atlas provides the solutions you need to protect your employees and your operations. Best of all, our approach helps you build a continuous improvement plan, good for today and years to come.
We Develop or Refine Ergonomics Programs
A well-documented program clearly states what must be in place to achieve the company goals for ergonomics and establishes the foundation from which to measure success. It serves as a communication tool that states the purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, goals, and measures for injury prevention and management. Atlas has extensive experience in ergonomics program development. We are experts in integrating ergonomics into existing business practices like Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
We Complete a Physical Demands Inventory
Each job comes with its own set of physical requirements. Atlas comes on-site to complete a job demands analysis, measuring each job’s essential and non-essential tasks. The job demands analysis provides you the valuable information you need to ensure your job descriptions are accurate and will assist with your limited duty and return to work programs.
We Analyze Risk and Develop Solutions
We analyze the injury risk of each job based on industry-tested and scientifically validated risk assessment tools. We prioritize risk and develop solutions designed to reduce injuries and improve productivity and quality.
We Provide Training
We provide training to internalize the skills necessary to support the ergonomics program. For all of our training programs, participants can be tested for competency following completion of the training. Some of the training we offer includes:
Effective Job Demands Analysis – a training workshop to teach an organization how to build job descriptions that are accurate and support effective limited-duty and return-to-work programs. Teams learn how to identify, measure, record, and maintain a job’s essential and non-essential functions.
Ergonomics Team Training – a training workshop to develop an Ergonomics Team that can recognize, evaluate, and control workplace ergonomic hazards.
Ergonomics for Engineers, Six Sigma and Lean – a training workshop for engineers, Six Sigma personnel, and Lean personnel on principles and application of good ergonomic design and how it impacts human performance, productivity, and quality.
Ergonomics for Team Leaders, Supervisors, and Managers – a training class for site leadership to ensure ergonomics hazards are identified and addressed as part of normal operational responsibility, and to coach employees on proper work practices.
Ergonomics for Employees – a training class for employees to learn solid, practical ergonomic principles that can be applied regardless of where you are (e.g., assembly, manufacturing, distribution, home).
Whether you want our team or your team to do the work, we are here to help you succeed.
We Implement Solutions Quickly
Through Kaizen events, Atlas facilitates the implementation of immediate improvements to areas to reduce the risk of injury and improve operational efficiency. Through these events participants learn the skills necessary to assess and correct ergonomic issues in the workplace, and we help improve the site safety culture.
We Review Your Program Against Best-in-Class
We conduct on-site process reviews/audits to evaluate your program against your company’s ergonomic requirements or best-in-class ergonomic programs.
We Develop Design Standards
We develop company specific ergonomic design standards to be used in the selection and evaluation of new equipment and workstation designs. That way you can ensure that ergonomics is being built into the process right the first time.
We Offer a Very Unique Option
Through the use of AtlasWork™, Atlas can help you manage all of the ergonomics program data and use it more effectively. For example, you can take the guesswork out of your return-to-work program by accurately comparing job demands to an injured employee’s restrictions. AtlasWork™ provides you more than any other ergonomic program can offer. Learn More