This exceptional guidebook provides the strategies necessary to curtail ergonomic losses and costs associated with spiraling worker's compensation premiums and medical expenses, of major concern in all businesses. Ergonomic Process Management is meant to be an application and implementation "operator's manual". This one-of-a-kind resource provides professionals and students with step-by-step guidance on the management and behavior modification principles necessary to successfully implement ergonomic science and technology into the real world occupational environment.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Ergonomics
What is Ergonomics?
Is Ergonomics Something New?
Why is Ergonomics Important?
What are common Ergonomics Problems?
Using a Systems Approach to Ergonomics: The Key to Success in the system or "Program versus Process"
Components of an Ergonomics Management Program
Using the Meatpacking Guidelines for Direction
Management and Employee Involvement
Ergonomic Hazard Recognition
Ergonomic Hazard Evaluation
Ergonomic Hazard Control
Tracking Ergonomic Program Effectiveness
Resources in Developing the Ergonomic Process: Doing Your Homework
Selecting Outside Assistance
Getting an Ergonomics Program Started: Part A
Getting Your Facts Straight
Finding and Working with Professional Ergonomists
Locating Potential Ergonomic Problems (Working Analysis)
Determining the Extent of Ergonomic Problems Identified
Obtaining Top Management Support for the Ergonomic Program
Establishing an Ergonomic Process Budget
Establishing a TQM Approach to the Ergonomic Process
Starting on a Level Playing Field - Training: Part A
Ergonomics versus Economics: Do People Know the Difference?
Taking Baby Steps: Training on Ergonomics Basics
Training Programs for Support Personnel
Training Programs for Upper Management
Training Programs for Vendors
Training Programs by Vendors
Getting an Ergonomic Program Started: Part B
Obtaining Ergonomic Program Buy-In "on the line"
Remembering Mid-Level Managers/Supervisors
Negotiating Roles and Responsibilities
Setting Up the Identification and Monitoring System
Establishing the Ergonomics Committee
Starting on a Level Playing Field - Training: Part B
Roles and Responsibilities Training: Ensuring Understanding of the System
Establishing Standard Operating Procedures: Establishing Performance Baseline
Training Employees in Ergonomic Hazard Recognition and the Elimination/Control Process
Training Engineers and Maintenance Personnel
Training Supervisors and Managers in How the Ergonomic System Operates
Including Medical Personnel and Medical Data in the Ergonomic Process
Finding and Working with Occupational Medical Personnel