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Ergonomics Consulting

We can help you to successfully address MSDs in your workplace

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect every workplace but can be managed and prevented through ergonomics. Ergonomic consulting can help with figuring out what changes you can make to your workplace that are not too disruptive, are long lasting and deliver a return on your investment.

An ergonomics specialist can make it easy for you to reduce the risk of injury; matching the job demands to the abilities of the employee through the proper design of workstations, tools, environment, work schedules, processes, policies and procedures.

We can help you to run a lean and efficient ergonomics program, incorporating already proven strategies. From managing programs to offering advice or lending a hand, we are here for you.

Working with a WSPS Ergonomics Consultant

Our experts can work with you and your staff to find cost-effective ways to improve your employees’ work environments and implement ergonomic solutions. And there’s a bonus: ergonomic improvements are often associated with improved productivity and morale, significantly increasing your return on investment.

We offer a variety of solutions to help prevent MSDs and keep your workers healthy & safe

Workplace Ergonomics Program Development

The key to any successful program is to have a plan. Reducing MSDs in your workplace depends on not just having an ergonomics program, but one that is fully integrated. We take all of the great things you are doing already, match that with standards and guidelines such as CSA Z1004 and the MSD prevention guideline, fill in the gaps and work with you to operationalize it. We can help you to develop programs that not only enhance worker health, safety and well-being, but optimize performance.

Ergonomic Assessments: Provincial & Federal Offices

Our ergonomic specialists will carry out a detailed office ergonomics assessment to evaluate workstation design and layout for potential hazards. We’ll then make recommendations to reduce and/or eliminate the hazards based on CSA Z412-17 Office Ergonomics guideline.

Ergonomic Assessments: Physical Demands Descriptions (PDDs)

Formerly known as Physical Demands Analysis (PDAs) identify and quantify the physical and environmental demands of the essential and non-essential duties of a job, documenting the information in a concise format. PDDs are useful for the Adjudication of Claims, accommodating workers, educating treating healthcare practitioners, and informing prevention efforts.

Ergonomic Assessments: Cognitive Demands Descriptions (CDDs)

A Cognitive Demands description is a review of the specific cognitive, emotional and psychological skills required to perform the essential job duties of a given position. An early return to work following a workplace injury is an integral part of the rehabilitation process and is key to preventing permanent disability (ACOEM, 2006). CDDs play an integral role in assisting companies with an early and safe return to work when accommodating mental health concerns.

Ergonomic Assessments: Public Works & Government Services Canada

WSPS is an Approved Vendor under the National Master Standing Offer – For Conducting Office Ergonomic Assessments (WSPS Standing Offer Number: E60ZQ-140001/022/ZQ) through Public Works and Government Services Canada in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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