REDUCING WORKPLACE RISK
As two of the most overlooked, and yet most basic and effective ways to help minimize absenteeism and improve productivity, ergonomics and industrial wellness MUST be a focal point in your workplace health & wellness programs.
By placing high emphasis on a program that addresses workplace safety and injury prevention, the expectation for achieving a low-risk, healthier workforce becomes within reach. With a partner like PRN, developing and implementing a program with a healthy blend of safety and technical training is a first big step in tackling ergonomic issues.
Together, we’ll build a safe and healthy workplace
Leveraging nearly three decades of experience developing, testing, deploying and improving ergonomic programs for Fortune 500 companies, we’ll help you assess ergonomic risk and develop/implement a workplace safety plan that can help reduce risk, increase employee safety and promote positive outcomes. And in some cases, we can also develop a program where we provide an on-site PT clinic to address employee physical rehabilitative needs.
Programs Tailored to Your Needs
TRAIN THE TRAINER
Teach your dedicated Health and Safety staff to identify, assess and optimize ergonomic environments.
OFFICE ERGONOMICS 101
Help employees become more self-aware of their personal body mechanics and individual needs to improve everyday work habits/behavior, posture and workstation configuration to lower injury risk and increase productivity.
BACK SAFETY/LIFT TRAINING
The Bureau of Labor statistics says 25% of workers compensation claims are for back injuries. We teach proper lifting techniques and help employees determine the appropriate use of ergonomic equipment, including lift assists, forklifts, dolly, hand carts and hoists.
NEW HIRE ORIENTATION
Supplement your new-hire training with valuable information on reducing the risk of ergonomic injuries.
ERGONOMIC (JOB-SITE) RISK ASSESSMENT
This on-site evaluation and assessment identifies factors that increase the risk for injuries and creates a plan for improvement.
OFFICE ERGONOMICS – COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT (1-HOUR)
This in-depth analysis focuses on job tasks, work habits and workstation configuration to identify any needed modification of equipment, tools, workstation configuration or employee activities.
OFFICE ERGONOMICS – PROACTIVE WORKSTATION ASSESSMENT (30-MINUTES)
This individualized ergonomic assessment for new or symptom-free employees utilizes a checklist for initial risk factor analysis to recommend adjustments to workstations and provide brief posture, work-habit and behavior training.
FUNCTIONAL KEYBOARD TRAINING
Participants learn the correct posture and technique for operating a keyboard or mouse, including how to use specialized devices, such as ergonomic keyboards and alternative mouse to minimize or eliminate repetitive stress injuries in the upper extremities.
TELEPHONIC AND WEB CONSULTATION SERVICES
Employees who work from home or remote offices with no onsite ergonomic support experience the same risk for injury due to poor workstation configuration or furniture, improper posture or work habits. Our team uses video conferencing, photographs or in-home visits to make ergonomic assessments and recommendations.
Research & Review
MATERIAL HANDLING ASSESSMENT
On-site assessment and recommendations for improving lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, filling, emptying, or carrying tasks by changing work practices, work flow, and/or use of equipment.
On-site assessments and recommendations for lab workers who stand or sit for long periods of time, face awkward positioning or are tasked with repetitive motions in jobs such microscopy, pipette use, micro-manipulation and other jobs requiring fine motor skills.
Highly skilled, certified ergonomic specialists assess and recommend work-practice modifications, engineering improvements, tool modification or replacement, workstation adjustments and employee training.
PRN ergonomic specialists assess seat height, lumbar support and control access and other critical components to minimize ergonomic driving risks.
Ergonomic Programs We Offer
We help you identify ergonomic needs, select solutions to meet those needs, and provide strategies to gain management support of necessary programs with cost-effective analysis
Documentation to track injuries, risk assessments, recommended adjustments, training and outcomes can proactively eliminate potential injuries in the same work areas or field.
INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP)
An IIPP is the umbrella for implementing all employee health and safety programs mandated by federal, state and local regulations, including a written plan defining ergonomic control policies and procedures.
RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM
PRNs clinical staff helps injured workers return to work sooner and safer by recommending accommodations to job tasks, evaluating employee injuries and medical restrictions and analyzing essential job functions, tasks and physical demands for returning workers.
ERGONOMIC PRODUCT CONSULTATION
We provide information on ergonomic product vendors and resources while offering objective reviews of accessories, furniture and equipment, so you can make better informed product-purchase decisions.
WRITTEN JOB DESCRIPTIONS USING BIOMECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS
Highly skilled PRN professionals observe, identify and measure essential functions and job demands to incorporate physical capacity measurements into job descriptions, so you place personnel into jobs based on biomechanical factors for job performance.