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Ergonomics Management

PMC’s Ergonomics Management System Program consists of turn-key ergonomics services and personal-certification. Turn-key ergonomics concept utilizes ergonomic simulation tools (Jack and Process Simulate Human software) that allow organizations to analyze the effect of a work-cell, a task, or a product on persons using Jack Simulate Software. In summary, PMC’s ergonomics services include job hazard analysis, risk assessment, and ergonomics program establishment, development, & sustainability. In addition to consultation via PMC Way, PMC offers 2-day Ergonomics Program training.

The benefits of PMC Ergonomics Program include but not limited to:

  • Better-quality work environment
  • Enhanced productivity
  • Effective Safe Launch
  • Improved health and safety
  • Reduced OSHA fines
  • Diminished lost work time and workers’ compensations
  • Lower worker turnover rate
  • Increased morale
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Avoiding unexpected OSHA visits
  • Better union relationships
  • Staying competitive in business

A personal-certification program assesses whether a professional has learned goals provided in an educational or training program. Some reasons why one needs to get certified:

  • Greater credibility — an independent verification of competency provides a higher level of professional credibility.

  • Personal gratification — evidence of professional proficiency is gratifying.

  • Acknowledgment by peers — certification increases credibility with your peers as well as your organization.

  • Better salary — employers prefer to hire certified professionals.

  • Job advancement — certified professionals have better opportunity for advancement.

  • Boosted job opportunities — More employers prefer certified professionals.

PMC is a member of International Ergonomics Association & HFES of USA. PMC’s Ergonomics Program is based on ISO/TC 159 Ergonomics guidelines. Ergonomics Analysis Tools used are:

Analysis Tool Area of Body Addressed Purpose
ERA Back
Neck
Shoulders
Elbows
Wrists
Primarily used to assess highly repetitive assembly tasks
NIOSH Lifting Equation Low Back Used to evaluate two-handed lifting and lowering tasks
Snook Push/ Pull/ Carry Tables Low Back Used to evaluate push, pull, or carry tasks through a horizontal distance
RULA Trunk
Neck
Shoulders
Elbows
Wrists
Primarily used to evaluate assembly tasks with high levels of upper limb activity
Strain Index Hands
Wrists
Used to evaluate hand/ wrist intensive work

What are PMC’s Ergonomics Program Elements?
Ergonomics Analysis Tools used are:

  • 1.0 PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to describe the individual elements of ergonomics program, how each element is implemented and sustained to achieve the ergonomic program’s goals and objectives.

  • 2.0 ERGONOMICS PROGRAM: The intent of this ergonomics program is to apply a well-defined systematic process.

  • 3.0 PROGRAM ELEMENTS:

    • 3.1 Establish: Support Infrastructure, Ergonomics Committee, Proactive Risk Management System, & Adequate Resources.

    • 3.2 Analyze: Identify Trends & Conduct Ergonomic Evaluation.

    • 3.3 Prioritize: Address Recordable Incidents and Reports of Discomfort/Concern.

    • 3.4 Implement: Identify Effective Controls & Select Effective Controls, Complete Top 5 Action Plan, & Implement Controls.

    • 3.5 Follow-Up

    • 3.6 Measure and Communicate: Short-Term and Long-Term Metrics & Communication

PMC’s Ergonomics Personal Certification Program includes:

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