ERGONOMICS PROGRAM ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
Medical Case Management: Early effective medical treatment and return
to work are critical in managing costs and problematic processes
Job Placement: A sound program evaluates and matches workers
capabilities to their assigned tasks.
Management Commitment: Top management must be actively involved
in program guidance, prioritization and allocation of resources.
Supervisor Participation: The direct link between management and the
workforce, supervisors are critical in program implementation and
Distribution of Exposure: Understanding the fraction of the workforce that
is “at-risk” is critical in the development of the program scope.
Degree of Exposure: Understanding the harmful forces and exposures is
often critical in action prioritization and control of “at-risk” exposures.
Employee Awareness: Worker understanding of hazards is critical to
early intervention and leads to more effective cooperation and
Employee Cooperation: Adherence to program policies, procedures and
work practices are critical to program success.
Employee Involvement: Effective programs actively solicit and
incorporate employee input and feedback.
Financial Resources: Implementation of program elements and controls
requires proper allocation of financial resources and staffing.