Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- All of us at SmartErgo wish for you, your colleagues and loved ones to be safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Today at SmartErgo, we’re all telecommuting and social distancing.
We’re here for you as always for the long haul and our well wishes go out to all of those
who are personally affected.
Setting Up Telecommuters – Three Steps
A March 26, 2020 article in Risk & Insurance Magazine sums up the “why” regarding telecommuting ergonomics as well as “what organizations should be doing now” 5 Ways Ergonomics Can Help Improve Coronavirus Telecommuting – “Employers should realize that in order to maintain productivity and the health and safety of their employees, they need to provide whatever information or tools or resources are necessary to help while this work situation exists.”
We’ve been receiving an unprecedented number of inquiries from organizations exploring how to extend their facility-based health and safety net to their new telecommuters working from home.
Three consistent “Telecommuter Setup Steps” have emerged clearly during the calls:
1. Planning “who in the workforce can work from their homes” and how to manage them.
2. Executing the infrastructure and technological setup of connecting these new home workers.
3. Extending existing Office Ergonomics Health and Safety Programs to home-based workers.
Due to high variability of environment, furniture and equipment used by employees in their homes, the focus of the third step includes three long-standing Best Practices:
Office Ergonomics Training – During web-based training, assist the employee with ergonomic setup of their workstation and explain the basic ergonomic Best Practices including working in neutral postures and pacing oneself during work. Document employee knowledge retention and completion of the course.
Ergo Self-Assessment – Remotely gather a baseline of important ergonomic information about the employee’s home office workstation. Reinforce the Office Ergonomics Training course. Document employee responses and completion of the self-assessment. Score and rank responses. Notify EH&S of threshold-exceeding self-assessments for review.
Behavioral Coaching – Reinforce the desired employee behaviors of working in neutral postures and pacing while working to provide recovery time (microbreaks and sit/stand breaks) especially in challenging home office environments. Document behavioral coaching utilization.
Office Ergonomics LMS Training Course – Office and Telecommuter
Many organizations are taking an immediate, simple and comprehensive step of adding the ErgoTutor Office Ergonomics Training eLearning Course as an effective immediate plug-in for their own Learning Management Systems.
Although extremely inexpensive, this is a comprehensive SCORM 1.2 compliant eLearning course in Office Ergonomics and is available to employees within minutes after loading into your LMS which takes a few minutes. It can quickly be customized in unlimited ways if required.
Designed for both the facility-based worker and home-based telecommuter, this LMS-based training course assists the employee with ergonomic setup of their workstation and explains the basic ergonomic Best Practices including working in neutral postures and pacing oneself while working on their computer.
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Designed to manage Risk Evolution, our widely-used software solutions are leveraged by top employers in their sectors who understand that after workstation assessment, improvement and awareness training, sustainable success depends on employee behaviors.
You obviously don’t want to distract your employees and attempt to turn them into part-time ergonomists.
Instead, you can provide web-based or desktop ErgoSuite to your employees, enjoy their positive reaction, measure the results and move on to other challenges while ErgoSuite empowers them through expert gentle behavioral coaching into being more comfortable, working at a lower risk profile and being more productive.
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Clients tell us that ErgoSuite’s widespread success is due to how it empowers employees with easily understandable self-managed tools which employees can understand and use to improve their workstation
and begin forging new long-term automatic behaviors.
Beyond that, ErgoSuite is a highly-integrated, scalable and sustainable solution where you can simply utilize any individual components or the complete solution:
– Remotely and effortlessly amass an organizational baseline of rich office ergonomic data.
– Load your own professional assessments or self-assessments or use our built-in models.
– Empower employees through individually-personalized improvement suggestions.
– Automatically identify higher risk employees for further action if warranted.
– Provide comprehensive Office Ergonomics Training helping employees improve their workstation.
– Empower employees with ErgoSuite’s trusted desktop point-of-use behavioral coaching tools.
– Leverage ErgoSuite’s trusted EHS Reporting & Analysis, Big Data Mining, Case Management, etc…
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