Ergonomic Workplace Assessment
Ergonomic workplace assessment is the process of evaluating a workplace set-up for its potential to cause injuries and pain between the fingertips and the shoulder.
LB Hand Therapy offers ergonomic workplace consultations for both employers and employees.
Ergonomic Workplace Assessment for Employers
Has one of your employees ever received an injury on the job? Do you know what your rights and obligations are as an employer?
The requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be confusing even to the most experienced human resources managers. To help you understand your rights and obligations, LB Hand Therapy provides ergonomic/ADA consulting for employers.
Understanding “Light Duty”
“Light Duty” work allows injured employees to return to work while avoiding tasks that could exacerbate existing injuries or cause additional ones.
Making accommodations for “light duty” is federally required by the ADA if the job task is non-essential duty. Although LB Hand Therapy cannot require an employer to make an accommodation, we can assist an employer with making the accommodation.
In some cases, you may be required to create a “light duty” position for an employee who was injured on the job. Other times, you might be required to allow the employee to remain in his or her original position, even if he or she can’t perform all of the job’s duties.
After one of your employees is injured on the job, LB Hand Therapy can help in two ways:
- We can help you abide by ADA requirements.
- We can help you create an ergonomically correct workspace that could reduce the chances of further employee injuries.
Ergonomic Workplace Assessment for Employees
LB Hand Therapy not only helps employers make accommodations for employees, we also help prevent pain and injuries at the workplace.
Designing Your Ideal Workspace
LB Hand Therapy takes a practical approach to assessing the ergonomics of an employee’s workspace. Rather than automatically recommending the purchase of new ergonomic products, our hand therapist helps redesign workspaces and job tasks based on the equipment and the potential already available at your office.
After completing a workplace assessment, for example, our hand therapist might recommend an adjustment to your desk chair to help reduce wrist strain. We might also recommend that you start using a different mouse already available to you in your office.
Ergonomic Workplace Assessment via Telemedicine
Ergonomic workplace assessments for both employers and employees have the potential to be conducted via computer.
Assessments conducted remotely can sometimes be just as effective as in-office assessments, depending on the situation. Our hand therapist will determine if your ergonomic workplace assessment can be conducted electronically.
How to Get Started
Office ergonomics and computer ergonomics can be complicated, and you may want help choosing the products that are best for you. An ergonomic workplace assessment can be helpful in identifying not only the best products, but also the best set-up for reducing pain and injury.
We require a non-refundable 50% deposit for ergonomic assessments. If you are an employer or an employee who is interested in an ergonomic workplace assessment, please visit our Where to Begin page.
For a pricing request, please email us at LBHT@lbhandtherapy.com, with the number of people who would be evaluated and the location of your office, and we will call or email you with the quote.
To request a time to test various products – and to verify that we have the products you are interested in – please call us at (410) 997-0037.