Ergonomics

Ergonomics SurveyErgonomic Inspections Provide Solutions to Injuries

“Ergonomics” is the study of how equipment and furniture can be designed or arranged so that people can work more efficiently and more comfortably.

ISU Curry Insurance performs periodic ergonomic inspections of individual workstations at your facilities.  Our pictorial presentation shows ergonomic dangers and recommended solutions.  Ergonomic inspections and executed recommendations help reduce injuries and claims.

Problem

Employed injured lower back while removing hinges from 55-gallon drum.  This improper removal process requires correction.

Injured lower back

Solution

A metal bracket is placed on the side of the barrel to hold a cardboard box.  A special magnet is used to lift hinges safely out of barrel.

Reduce back injury

Problem Employee broke ankle

Problem and Solution