Ergonomics involves the design of workplaces, products and systems that allows individuals to do their work easily and efficiently whilst minimising injury or harm. These musculoskeletal disorders are typically caused by risk factors such as force, fixed or awkward postures and repetition. If ergonomic problems and these musculoskeletal disorders are not addressed sooner, it can contribute to the economic cost of work-related injuries, the most common being lower back pain.
Experts have been certified by the HFSESA endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association. Most have been an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and psychologist. In order to become a certified professional ergonomist, they have demonstrated one major work sample and have practiced for a minimum of four years.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.Expertise in Action
Experts in this field will identify ergonomic problems in the environment, building design, plant, workstations, job tasks and safety and health. They utilise research from multiple fields and consider human factors compatibility with the environment, in order to provide a comprehensive report that recommend solutions and risk controls. The implemented ergonomic process will be evaluated over time to see if it’s successful and to ensure that is effective and meeting the goals set and if not, will be improved. Additionally, they offer training on the ergonomic process.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Ergonomic risks and general guidelines to avoid serious injury.Office Ergonomics – OHSA Occupational Health Services Australia
An interesting article relating to Office ergonomics and details relating to office ergonomics.Relevant Cases Robert Darcy Coombs v Patrick Stevedores Holdings Pty Ltd  NSWIRComm 77 (2 April 2004)
The driving and operation of straddle cranes in movement of containers at Botany Operations was an unsafe system of work, unsafe use of plant and showed failure to train straddle drivers in how to use safe operation of the equipment.Carbery v Westpac Banking Corporation  NSWPIC 97 (27 April 2021)
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