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The Employee's Ergonomics Journey

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on May 2, 2022

What does your employee's ergonomics journey look like?

Every organization who has an ergonomics program that offers ergonomics evaluations creates a journey for its employees. What does your employee ergonomics journey look like? 

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Top Ten Responsibilities of an Ergonomics Process Leader

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on April 12, 2022

Our new way of working requires a new way to lead.

Leadership is a hot topic. That's because we need B.R.A.V.E. leaders when times are challenging. With the growing focus on health, safety, and well-being in the workplace, it's the perfect time to elevate the need for ergonomics as a leadership driven change management strategy that addresses the way we work today. 

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Who Is Your Ergonomics Process Leader?

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on March 22, 2022

Our New Way of Working Requires a New Way of Leading

We are never going back to how we were! While this is the nature of progress, the pandemic accelerated change in ways we never imagined. It brought to the surface humanity's need to change quicker than any of us could conceive. Everything we do is now altered including how we communicate, socialize, shop, travel, use healthcare, and technology. Every facet of our lives - especially work - is different. 

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Ergonomics Program or Ergonomics Process, Which Offers More Value?

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on February 22, 2022

Are you taking a transactional approach to ergonomics?

Let me explain. 

Many employers take a transactional approach to their ergonomics program, buying ergonomics services as needed in reaction to a situation or employee concern. It is the most common way employers consume ergonomics.

But is it the most effective or efficient way?

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Ergonomics Process Influence Model

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on August 25, 2021

Early on in my career as a certified professional ergonomist, I became fascinated by the value of ergonomics as a process change agent and influencer on many aspects of organizational design and management. There are several key concepts and people who helped me to formulate the Worksite International Ergonomics Process as it is today as reflected in the Ergonomics Process Influence Model

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Transform Your Organization with a Lean Ergonomics Process

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on August 10, 2021

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their workers according to OSHA. This has never been more important in response to the pandemic. In the workplace, the number, cost, and severity of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) resulting from physical overexertion, repetitive motion and other causes  are still a major concern. These injuries can be substantially reduced by applying ergonomic principles.

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The Well Workplace Model

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on July 7, 2021

While the pandemic has changed our work and home lives in the short term, the impact of it in the long term remains to be seen around the world. An important outcome of the pandemic is the rise of interest in wellness and well-being especially in the workplace. 

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The Five Must-Haves for Remote Leadership Success

Posted by Toolie Garner and Alison Heller-Ono on February 15, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our working world upside down, changing what we know about how work can be done. Whether you are thinking about how to get by with remote working now or are rethinking how your company will operate going forward, here are five must-haves your company needs to successfully lead a remote workforce.

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8 Ergonomic Best Practices For Your Remote Onboarding Process

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on February 9, 2021

Your Onboarding Process

Having a consistent onboarding process for new hires can make or break any employment relationship. In today’s new way of working, a personal, and well-designed remote onboarding process for new hires is more important than ever. Recent high growth industries that have taken off during the pandemic, such as grocery stores, manufacturing of pandemic-related products, pharmaceuticals, high-tech, digital platforms, and cloud-based services, and more rely on an effective online, on-boarding process. This is particularly important for employees working remotely at home.

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20 Questions to Prepare Your In-House Ergonomic Evaluator(s) for Success

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on December 16, 2019

Every employer has employees exposed to ergonomic risk factors in the workplace. Whether it is repetitive motion, awkward postures or forceful exertion, all employees face these primary risk factors. These are the most common precursors to a work injury.

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