This paper focuses on to consider your current or previous employer. Was there an ergonomics program, and if so, what did it include? For example, was there training or guidelines? If there were not, what type of training or guidelines would be helpful?
Consider your current or previous employer
In this unit lesson, we discuss the benefits of implementing an ergonomics program. One of the most compelling reasons for the application of ergonomics is injury prevention. However, regardless of the moral and ethical arguments for injury prevention, businesses do not always find it cost effective.
Consider your current or previous employer. Was there an ergonomics program, and if so, what did it include? For example, was there training or guidelines? If there were not, what type of training or guidelines would be helpful?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. Finally, no references or citations are necessary.
*Firefighter was previous job
This assignment is designed to provide an opportunity to apply the concepts presented in the Unit II Lesson regarding the elements of an ergonomics program. Specifically, you will be developing an ergonomics program.
As a graduate of Columbia Southern University’s Safety and Emergency Services program, you have decided to pursue a career as an occupational safety and health consultant. You were recently contacted by Will B. Shafe, the human resource manager at On Call, the company that employs Ms. Handz-Hurt from the unit lesson. According to Mr. Shafe, he is having trouble convincing the leadership at the company to address ergonomics because there is no OSHA ergonomics mandate.
You have agreed to assist Mr. Shafe by preparing a one-page minimum overview explaining the regulatory requirements related to ergonomics, including the history of the OSHA Ergonomic Standard and the benefits of implementing an ergonomics program. Your summary must include references and should be written to convince management to implement a program (after all, you are a consultant and you want their business).
Your overview must include a minimum of two outside sources, one in which must be from the CSU Online Library.