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Written by: humantech on October 16th, 2018

Recent research from the University of Waterloo in Canada found three critical barriers and three key facilitators to the successful deployment and maintenance of an ergonomics process. Humantech board-certified ergonomist Blake McGowan explains in this month’s video.

The three barriers to success are:

  1. Lack of management commitment, support, and involvement
  2. Lack of organizational training and knowledge
  3. Lack of resources (people, time, and money)

The three key facilitators to an ergonomics initiative are:

  1. Have a documented and effective improvement process
  2. Have a participatory approach that includes the end user in the process
  3. Provide organizational training and ensure it is supported by a subject matter expert

Reference:  Yazdani A, Wells R. (2018). Barriers for implementation of successful change to prevent musculoskeletal disorders and how to systematically address them. Appl Ergon. 2018 Nov;73:122-140. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2018.05.004. Epub 2018 Jun 29.


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