Workplace Inspections and Risk Assessments
Inspections and surveys of workplaces where ergonomic (ergo) hazards may exist enable our specialized OH&S consultants to determine the appropriate responses. The firm uses a two-phase method intended to identify case outcomes as early as possible. Phase one activities are intended to screen out cases where the employer is responding appropriately to any ergo hazard that exists. Phase two involves the identification of specific ergo hazards and deficiencies in the employer’s response to those hazards.
Our main objective is to enhance the health of workers and productivity in the workplace. In order to attain that purpose, our consultants carry out thorough ergonomic inspections, and job hazard analyses aimed at identifying the level of existing risk factors and identify the dangers of specific tasks in order to reduce the risk of injury to workers.
By reviewing critically our clients’ workplace operations our consultants identify hazards resulting from the presence of high ergonomic risk factors in the workplaces. This is done by conducting systematic ergonomic inspections and job hazard analyses (JA) that enable us to identify possible ergo-related cases, primarily those with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Ou OH&S consultants undertake job hazard analyses in which they review indicators associated with the presence of specific risks such as: acute injuries (low back pain, fatigue, herniated discs, sciatica), chronic injuries (epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome), or targeted occupational diseases among specific worker groups. We also run statistical analyses of companies’ medical records and health conditions of workers, in order to minimize MSDs. Ergo checklists and muscle-skeletal surveys are also used by our licensed OH&S ergonomists to identify workplace risks and hazards and thus run effective ergo programs.