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October 22nd, 2018

Ergonomics Best Practices: Part 1 – Leadership

In this first of a four-part video series, Certified Professional Ergonomist Mike Hoonhorst shares the best practices outlined by our clients at our recent Humantech System Summit. In this installment clients answered the question, “What leadership involvement and accountability is needed to manage one or multiple sites?”

The best practices used by many include:

  1. Train leaders about the value proposition of ergonomics and its impact on productivity, quality, and worker morale.
  2. Use leading metrics to measure success, such as risk reduction, number of high-risk workstations, and number of implemented improvements.
  3. Communicate metrics visually through Gemba walks, safety boards, or closed-circuit televisions.