January 22nd, 2014
Melissa Fish Shares 4 Keys to Ergonomics Success
In January’s ErgoAccelerator E-News, we interviewed Melissa Fish, corporate ergonomics lead for Quad/Graphics. Below, she shares four quick tips for success when rolling out a company-wide program.
- Make sure your company is committed. “Without commitment and support from all levels of the organization, any process set up will fail.”
- Tie the ergonomics process and solutions to drivers such as quality or productivity. “If you can prove that improving a process and/or task not only decreases the ergonomic risk factors but speaks to other business values, you’ll often have an easy sell.”
- Involve operators in the assessment process. “You can gain trust and buy-in if employees participate. In turn, they often end up advocating solutions to their co-workers.”
- Test solutions before they are implemented. “Ask the employees to try each solution for a few weeks prior to making a final judgment. It often takes time for employees to adjust before the process is completed.”