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Schedule a free ergonomic evaluation today

April 16, 2012

Do you have pain or discomfort at work? An ergonomic evaluation from Risk Management may help.

Regardless if you work in an office, a lab or a classroom, this free service can provide useful tips on making your work environment both safer and more comfortable. In many cases, a simple change or two can make a remarkable difference.

An ergonomic evaluation reviews proper equipment use, workstation setup, basic body mechanics, and gives recommendations and possible solutions. In addition, Risk Management offers an equipment loan program where you can “try before you buy.”

Think your workstation is fine, and that’ll never happen to me? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 percent of all workplace injuries in 2010 were the result of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSD’s are injuries which occur from exposure to risk factors such as awkward posture, repetition, force and vibration. An ergonomic evaluation can help identify and prevent these risk factors, and decrease your chance of getting an MSD.

Remember:  "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" - Benjamin Franklin.

Musculoskeletal disorders don’t just occur in your workplace, either. Did you know that it was estimated that over seven trillion text messages were sent in 2011? Think of the repetition thumbs are exposed to, typing all those messages! Ergonomic evaluations review good “rules of thumb” to keep in mind when you’re not at work, too.

Call or email to get more information, have questions answered and schedule an appointment. An ergonomic specialist will visit you at work and evaluate your workstation setup and work habits. This is a service provided by Risk Management at no charge!

Stop an injury before it starts!

Risk Management and Insurance
140 General Services Building
491-2724 or 491-5110

Contact: Erin Rezac
Phone: 970.491.5110