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3 Common Ergonomics Mistakes


Most companies use ergonomics in some degree to address related to workplace injuries.  Unfortunately, despite their best intentions some companies make major mistakes with ergonomics.  Below are three common mistakes companies make with ergonomics:


Mistake #1:  The Wrong Emphasis

3 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of L.E.S.S. (Focus on continuous improvement)


(If you’re a regular reader of my newsletter or have had the opportunity to work with us, you are very familiar with our Do More With L.E.S.S. (Lean, Ergonomics, Six Sigma and Systems Thinking) strategy and approach to problem solving and increasing organizational performance.  Today I want to give you the top 3 ways of getting the most out of L.E.S.S.)

L.E.S.S. ™: The Case for a New Strategy and Approach to Productivity, Quality and Safety-Part 2

In part 1 we looked at current business disciplines, their associated strengths and weaknesses and the reason for why a new strategy and approach is need for proactively and reactively solving productivity, efficiency and safety issues.  In part 2 we are going to explore the power of L.E.S.S. ™

 The Power of L.E.S.S. ™

Is there such a thing as too much communication?

Normally communication is a good thing, actually a necessary thing in order for work to get done properly and in a timely manner.  In fact, I encourage my clients to evaluate and improve their communication and communication processes with their employees.  This makes rolling out new initiatives (such as Lean, Ergonomics, etc.) as well as general everyday work go smoothly with minimal frustrations, misconceptions or “mis-work”.

Ergonomics Management System

Recently I gave a presentation at Safety 2013, ASSE’s professional development conference called the “Nuts and Bolts of Effective and Sustainable Ergonomics Programs”.  The “Nuts and Bolts” focused on the management system of ergonomics, not on the tools and methods used for ergonomic assessment.  I did this because the reasons most programs, whether ergonomics or other, fail is because they lack a management/business system.  Thinking of ergonomics in terms of a management system isn’t routine or common to most people who are responsible for ergonomics.  This was verified by the comments I