Ergonomic Assessments

Ergonomics is the study of human characteristics for the appropriate designs of the living and work environment.  The goals of ergonomics and human factors range from making work safe and comfortable to increasing human efficiency and promoting human well-being.  Poor ergonomic workstation design increases potential for worker complaints, accidents and development of repetitive strain injuries (RSI). 

T. Harris Environmental Management Inc. completes workstation ergonomic hazard risk assessments according to the MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario (Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario (OHSCO)) and its related documents to determine if high risk of injury exists and identify improvements to decrease the potential risk of repetitive strain injury.  These assessments are conducted for industrial and office workstations, where design, function, use and worker factors are considered to understand how well the person, task and environment are matched.