One of the most common question I am asked about ergonomics pertains to how to best sustain the program and improvements. Most companies experience very few issues in starting ergonomics, whether that be initial training of an “ergo team” or making primary improvements to a work area. However, sustaining those effects seems to be where things break down. The following are 5 methods to ensure sustainability of ergonomics.
1. Integrate ergonomics into your current methods your company uses for sustaining process, quality and productivity improvements.