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Ergonomics Evaluation & Solutions
Individual & Workplace Consultation
We have extensive experience working with individuals to identify potential workspace and/or job duty changes to reduce or prevent symptomatology. We will address an employee’s specific concerns and provide education and specialized recommendations. Early intervention is very strongly correlated with reduced risk and degree of injury. We are able to provide either a general ergonomics assessment or an assistive technology evaluation.
In determining whether an ergonomics or assistive technology evaluation is most appropriate, there are many considerations. In general, a standard ergonomics evaluation is sufficient to establish recommendations aimed at assisting a client in reaching the demands of his/her job goal. If your client has significant physical limitations in conjunction with cognitive, developmental and/or other unique challenges, then an assistive technology evaluation may be more appropriate.
WA State Labor and Industries Consultation
We are intimately familiar with the interface between ergonomics or assistive technology evaluations and the Job Modification and Pre-Job Accommodation processes through the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. We are happy to provide education about the accommodations benefits that these programs offer.
Please check out our resources page for additional helpful information about the WA State L&I processes. Communication with our consultants and referral coordination is billable under the 0823V vocational code.
Furniture and Equipment Consultations
There are numerous options to consider when furnishing your workplace. We will work with you to identify the optimal products, configuration, and sourcing in consideration of your budget, team size, and unique needs.
An effective ergonomics program develops a prevention culture and promotes overall health and wellness. Let Northwest Ergonomics & Wellness partner with your company and provide regularly scheduled monthly or bi-monthly time working with your employees.
Our ergonomics professional will become an integral part of your team by providing direct services customized to fit your needs, which could include one-on-one evaluation, equipment and furniture consultation, and/or wellness related brown bag presentations. This partnership is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to developing a healthy workplace and proactively solve potential issues before they become costly problems.