Workplace Ergonomics

At Eastside Vocational Services' Ergonomic Division, Healthy Workforce, we are very passionate about ergonomics and strongly believe that injury in the workplace can and should be prevented. Ergonomics is used to describe the science of "designing the job to fit the worker, not forcing the worker to fit the job." Healthy Workforce Ergonomic Specialists practice the science of Ergonomics for injury prevention as well as identifying needed modifications for injured workers. We specialize in workplace ergonomics; as the average person spends more time at work than they do performing any other task; it seems that it would be an extremely beneficial investment for employers and employees alike. Ergonomics covers all aspects of a job; from the physical stresses it places on joints, muscles, nerves, tendons and bones; as well as environmental factors which can affect hearing, vision, and general comfort and health. Ergonomics can mean implementing a wide array of modifications into your daily routine, our recommendations will often range from a variety of stretching exercises to possible reorganization of the current space and/or work related tools. Also, if necessary, the ergonomic specialist will include any equipment recommendations that we feel would benefit the worker in performing the job in a safer and more efficient manner. Some ergonomic recommendations are more difficult to adapt to than others; however, it just takes a little bit of time to see the benefits of these solutions once they have been implemented into your everyday routine.

What toExpect

Ergonomic evaluations are performed by our Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists (CEAS) who come to your job site to evaluate the job as it is being performed. During this evaluation the CEAS will identify any risks and make suggestions for modifications that can be implemented immediately.

Recommendations will often range from a variety of stretching exercises to possible reorganization of the current space and/or work related tools. Also, if necessary, the CEAS will include any equipment recommendations that we feel would benefit the worker in performing the job in a more safe and efficient manner.

Following the onsite ergonomic evaluation, the CEAS will develop a detailed report outlining the findings of the onsite evaluation and noting our recommendations for modifications both put in place onsite as well as any equipment recommendations we may have.

Ergonomic Services

Requesting anErgonomic Evaluation

To schedule an Ergonomic Evaluation with one of our specialists, please contact us via telephone at 509-962-1950 or via email by clicking Request Services below.

Ergonomic Service Contracts

Healthy Workforce is proud to share that we currently has ergonomic service contracts with Central Washington Universty and Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center.  For further information on how to secure an ergonomic service contract for your institution or business, please contact us via telephone at 509-962-1950 or by clicking Request Services below.