Employers: How to Appropriately Implement Ergonomic Risk Assessments to Expand Your Hiring Pool

Posted by Fit For Work on Jul 15, 2019 9:22:49 AM

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Employers throughout the country are ceaselessly seeking the highest quality talent. But sometimes, due to certain essential job functions and the physical demands associated with such, finding a qualitative pool of candidates that can meet them can be difficult. Moreover, it puts the candidates that employers do find at higher risk for workplace injury over time.

Employers throughout the country are ceaselessly seeking the highest quality talent. But sometimes, due to certain essential job functions and the physical demands associated with such, finding a qualitative pool of candidates that can meet them can be difficult. Moreover, it puts the candidates that employers do find at higher risk for workplace injury over time.

At Fit For Work, we help employers reduce the physical demands of essential job functions to increase the hiring pool, and we have effectively achieved this for hundreds of employers nationwide through a thorough ergonomics risk assessment and physical demands analysis.

Goals of the Ergonomics Risk Assessment: ​The goals of an ergonomics risk assessment are twofold. The first goal we achieve for employers when our experts perform an ergonomics risk assessment is to decrease the potential for and severity of work related injury due to any of the following factors:

  • Awkward and/or static postures

  • Contact stress

  • Repetition

  • Vibration

  • Fatigue

  • Forces

The second goal is to reduce the physical demands required of the essential functions of the job via behavioral controls, administrative controls or engineering controls, allowing employers to expand their candidate pool.

If you are looking to effectively and sustainably expand your hiring pool for a specific job and need help navigating your way through performing an ergonomics risk assessment, our team of experts is standing by to help you today.

 

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Topics: Injury Prevention, Safety, Physical Demands Analysis

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