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
oversight.

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
involvement.

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.