AutomationMedia.com recently profiled Mark Heidebrecht and Sam Bradbury of Ergonomics International who shared the importance of an automation ergonomic SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions during COVID-19. The article can be read here.
COVID-19 urgency has forced a new definition for good ergonomics which applies design principles to co-ordinate the devices, systems, and safe working conditions in a factory. Until now it was nearly impossible to cost-effectively automate ergonomic functions. In-depth plant-site visits and evaluations were needed.
COVID-19 has forced manufacturers to be agile and inventive without sacrificing the core necessities mandated with ergonomic disciplines. Small or large manufacturers cannot test against a measure until that measure is accurate and reliable. Creating an automated certification process to train providers in the steps and accurate collection of physical demands is a game-changing event.
Automation via remote SaaS technology documents the physical demand story for all parties involved: the doctor, the employer, the employee, the case manager, the insurer, the specialists, legal, and the rehabilitation professional.
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About Ergonomics International
Each with more than twenty years’ experience working from forensic investigation to factory floors, Ergonomics International focuses on designing and implementing tools that are evidence-based. Mark Heidebrecht (MSE, ACSM-EP, CPE/CHFP) and Sam Bradbury (MAOM, ATC, ACSM-EP, CPE/CHFP) built one of the largest ergonomic libraries globally, including one of the largest occupational epidemiology datasets to make the most informed decisions.
In addition to one of the largest data libraries, the company utilizes a statistical epidemiologist and assembled peer-reviewed studies focused on ensuring the latest and best answers to ergonomic and human factors impacting the challenges that companies face.
Recently, the company introduced one of the most powerful software tools for companies and insurers to reduce musculoskeletal injury risk. This mobile compatible software tool provides the best information to help management quantify and mitigate risk.
Ergonomics International’s Evidence‐Based Risk Analysis Software Suite
Ergonomics International’s Evidence‐Based Risk Analysis Software Suite utilizes standardized tools which have high validity and reliability. These tools provide management with real-time data to make evidence‐based decisions, yet data is simple enough for ergonomic, safety, occupational health, Lean Manufacturing, and Six-Sigma professionals to understand and apply.
Dashboards are customizable providing the most valuable information at each level of the enterprise. Leading indicators allow users to get ahead of injuries and focus on prevention with the use of cost-effective tools.
Mobile analysis tools include:
EPDA™ (Employee Perceived Exertion Analysis)
Z‐EBRA™ (Proprietary Evidence-Based Risk Analysis)
NERPA – (Novel Ergonomic Postural Assessment)
Cumulative Lifting Analysis
ISO-based Ergonomic Analysis
Manual Material Handling Guidelines
NIOSH Lifting Equation (The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
ACGIH Hand Threshold Limit Value
The mobile compatible SaaS (Software as a Service) solution accurately documents and reports risks in real-time. Mobile compatibility eliminates traditional methods of dual entry that create lags in data analysis and potential introduction of errors.
For more information call (913) 488-3127.
Company Name: Ergonomics International
Contact Person: Mark Heidebrecht
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Phone: (913) 488-3127
Address:15633 S Brookfield St.
Country: United States