Dill & Associates specializes in ergonomics and proven return to work strategies; how to identify office risk factors; accommodating a diverse workforce; leveraging technologies to improve office ergonomics; evaluating seating to reduce risks; proven ergonomics risk assessment techniques; creative problem solving for ergonomic issues; maximizing computer workstation ergonomics and anatomy and physiology for the office. Ergonomic consultation and evaluations for preventative and post injury situations in office and industrial environments. Ergonomic recommendations include administrative strategies, employee and management education, engineering and/or specific product solutions.
With over 18 years of direct experience, Dill & Associates knows that work-related musculoskeletal and cumulative drama disorders account for 60% of injuries and for more than one-third of lost workday injuries. They are the most prevalent, expensive and preventable work-related injuries in the U.S. today.
The number and the combination of factors that determine whether or not an injury occurs can be reduced or eliminated entirely. Any company that is vulnerable to losses from musculoskeletal and cumulative trauma disorders should assess their risk factors immediately and take steps necessary to plan to manage it.
BENEFITS OF AN ERGOMONIC EVALUATION
Ergonomics is the scientific study of matching the work and work environment to the physical and psychological needs of the worker and ergonomic evaluations are a cost effective and rewarding option for all of those concerned with their health. Early evaluation and detection prevents employee disabilities due to musculoskeletal disorder (“MSDS”) and cumulative trauma disorders (“CTD”). The goal of ergonomics is to enhance health and productivity by designing work stations and tools that fit the task and the person. Approximately one-third of evaluations do not require new or replacement equipment, only assessment, recommendations, modifications, training and education to maximize the employee’s fit in the work environment thereby increasing productivity, product quality, employee moral and job satisfaction.
Technically, ergonomics encompasses two distinct disciplines that can be referred to as: interface design and workplace safety. Businesses and the public are now sensitive to approaching the workplace from an ergonomic perspective. The key for businesses to stay competitive is finding the right balance between productivity, quality, and safety. However, developing an ergonomically safe workplace can also complement an increase in efficiency and productivity. The objective is to reduce: time off work due to injury, absenteeism, Workman's Compensation claims, compliance liability, and the cost of production.
Ergonomics involves designing workplaces and work tools to be used easily, efficiently and effectively by people. The overall goal of this applied science is to promote health and productivity in the workplace. Where ergonomic principles are not applied, chronic musculoskeletal and cumulative trauma disorders may be common.
Ergonomics is extremely useful in the prevention of future injuries.
Dill & Associates currently performs consultation services for the Superior Court of California in San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Solano, Santa Cruz and Humboldt Counties; the City of Belmont; and the San Francisco, Mt. Diablo and Campbell Unified School Districts.
Promoting health and productivity in the workplace