Industrial Ergonomics is Good for Business
Are Poorly Designed Work Places Making You Less Competitive?
No matter what type of industry you work in, what type of product you make, or how sophisticated your manufacturing processes, poorly designed work systems and workstations impact your company’s performance. All too often, manufacturing systems and facilities are designed from a purely technical point-of-view. This is a costly mistake, because it ignores the fact that people operate, maintain, set-up, organize, manage, and work in these systems.
When ergonomics is not considered in the design of manufacturing facilities and work systems:
- Costly work-related injuries and disorders occur
- Error rates, scrap and re-work increase
- Productivity is reduced
- It is more difficult to hire and retain skilled/knowledgeable employees
- It is more difficult to accommodate aging workers
- Job satisfaction decreases
- Operating costs are higher, and
- Your competitiveness is reduced!
Good Ergonomic Design Saves You Money!
Good ergonomic design means ensuring that the manufacturing work system is designed with people in mind. All systems, no matter how automated, need people to function. Considering the physical, mental, and social needs of people when designing and organizing systems will lead to significantly improved health, safety and well-being for workers and improved productivity and competitiveness for the company. This will save you money!
ESA Can Help You!
Our consultants are experts in the identification and assessment of ergonomics-related design issues in manufacturing facilities. We have a proven ability to make recommendations for practical and effective solutions that lead to improved worker health, safety and wellness and work system performance. We are also able to provide customized awareness and training sessions designed to increase in-house knowledge and skill related to the recognition and elimination of ergonomics-related design issues.