Ergonomics - CHI Health, Nebraska (NE) - Southwest Iowa (IA)

Ergonomics




Ergonomics is a new science born out of a mix of established sciences:

  -  work physiology
  -  anthropometry
  -  applied psychology, and
  -  engineering.

The primary objective of ergonomics is to assess the work environment to ensure that the human physical/mental capabilities and limitations match the design of work tasks, equipment, processes and environments.

Ergonomics can help reduce stress and eliminate potential injuries to the muscles, tendons, nerves and joints caused by excessive or prolonged physical stress on hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck and back.

Ergonomics offers solutions for sustainable work performance and productivity.

Benefits of Ergonomics:

  • Increased comfort
  • Preventing re-injury and new injuries
  • Maintaining job satisfaction and an engaged workforce
  • Optimal work performance
Alegent Health Ergonomics Services

Alegent  Health provides affordable, high-impact solutions that help prevent workers’ compensation costs, absenteeism, work injuries, and loss of productivity. We provide ergonomic assessments and interventions tailored specifically for your company to protect your employees and strengthen your business.
  1. Ergonomic Job Analysis
    Analysis provides a profile of the job demands and essential functions. Information obtained from the analysis supports:
    • tailored work restrictions
    • post-offer employment screens
    • tailored functional capacity evaluations
    • person to job match analysis
    • return to work planning for workers' compensation cases.

  2. Worksite Assessments
    Ergonomic assessments focus on identifying the suitability between the employee’s cognitive and physical capacities and the work requirements.

  3. Job Hazard Analysis
    Analysis identifies significant risk factors for injuries such as injuries to the back, wrists, etc, as well as risk factors for errors and accidents, due to mismatches in work requirements and human capabilities.

  4. Work Accommodations
    Consultation provides assistance with identifying suitable work accommodations which may help improve work performance.

  5. Work comp injury and return to work assessments
    Ergonomic assessments specific to work comp and return to work cases assist with identification of risk factors within the workplace and if these factors could have contributed to the injury. The assessment identifies the temporary restrictions or work modifications, if needed.

  6. Ergonomics Safety Training
    Workplace Prevention/Management Training is designed to empower management and employees with skills and knowledge to manage and prevent workplace injuries.

  7. Ergonomics Program Development for your company
    Alegent Health Ergonomic specialists partner with area employers to develop their own on-site ergonomics program through training and educational materials.

   Ergonomic tips

  Adjust your workstation

  Ergonomic questionnaire

  Ergonomics Team
 



Ergonomic solutions can be
simple & inexpensive

There are many simple, inexpensive solutions that a trained ergonomist can help implement into your workplace:

- Simple, practical guidelines for working in more comfort at a computer workstation

- Identifying specific risk factors either in terms of how the task is performed, equipment or process, which if addressed could make a significant impact in preventing injuries and increasing productivity.

- Updating job descriptions and physical demands analysis, for tailoring pre-employment and post offer testing.

- Providing ergonomic training tailored to specific job tasks and employees for the prevention of injuries