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Psychosocial Risk Factors

How Psychology Impacts Ergonomics and Workers’ Comp Claims

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on September 25, 2019

The World Health Organization describes work-related stress as having the potential to negatively affect an individual’s psychological and physical health - and an organization’s effectiveness. It’s a significant challenge to workers’ and organizational health world-wide.

Here’s a story about how Rachael, an administrative assistant, had trouble resolving her physical discomfort even after medical management and ergonomics. You’ll discover steps organizations can take to deal with complex workers’ comp claims.

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7 Common Ergonomics Certifications and What They Really Mean

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on August 5, 2019

Become a Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist in 2020. Online course begins  January 14-March 6, 2020. Learn More.

Ergo-Buyer Beware

“Caveat Emptor” or buyer beware fits well when employers are selecting ergonomics service providers. The phrase arises from the fact buyers often have less information about the services they are purchasing than the seller is indicating to them.

Buyers of ergonomics services don’t necessarily understand the science of ergonomics and what makes a good ergonomics consultant, the differences in their education, training, and experiences which impacts the quality of service provided, the fees charged and ultimately the results the buyer or employer will achieve. These days, ergonomic credentials and certifications are like a bowl of alphabet soup!

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