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Ergonomic Services

Ergonomics focuses on the design of jobs, tools, objects, systems and environment for maximum human comfort, error reduction and efficiency. Ergonomic injuries, including back and repetitive motion illnesses, account for more than half of all workers compensation claims. These injuries are typically chronic, developing over time.

An ergonomic assessment begins with a review of OSHA and workers compensation injury reports to look for injury trends by job, task, or department. Ergonomic risk factors are identified through workstation and task analysis processes which document and analyze force, frequency or posture issues. Our loss control professionals can conduct ergonomic analyses or we can train company staff to conduct them. Your own staff often has greater knowledge of the tasks, tools, and potential solutions. Production engineers make excellent contributions to the success of ergonomic interventions, by making the process less ergonomically stressful and more productive.

Ergonomic services utilize effective techniques such as the following:

  • Identification of potential musculoskeletal problems in the workplace through accident analysis, workstation analysis, task and movement analysis, and employee comfort feedback
  • Teamwork Implementation by gaining management commitment and encouraging worker involvement, particularly for problem solving
  • Training of management, supervisors and employees
  • Ergonomic Risk Assessment and Mitigation by assessing the potential for ergonomic injuries prior to and after the implementation of higher level controls
  • Medical management of ergonomic injuries that emphasizes early detection, treatment and occupational health

Office Ergonomics
Repetitive motion injuries are the most common type of office injury, followed by back injuries and trips and falls. Work station adjustability, change of task or minibreaks and medical management are key to reducing the potential for injury and increasing workplace comfort.

Industrial Ergonomics
Back injuries are the most common type of injury, followed by repetitive motion injuries. Force, frequency, lifted weights, and postural hazard analysis are key to mitigating ergonomic injuries. In many cases, a combination of engineering and administrative controls such as job rotation may be the only solutions.

Count on Loss Control Services

We understand the risk factors that lead to ergonomic injuries. Chubb's Loss Control services are designed to improve safety and prevent or mitigate losses. We first analyze the loss history and understand the business issues, then develop solutions geared toward reducing the risk of injuries so history does not repeat itself. We collaborate with many levels of your organization to craft risk management and loss prevention solutions that help you have greater control over your bottom line.

Our global network of loss control professionals reside in 28 countries. In fact, 25% of our staff is located outside of the United States. Wherever you are, our loss control professionals understand the local business environment and regulations, making global account coordination seamless and ensuring consistency and quality at any location.

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