Ergonomics matches workplace conditions and job demands to a person’s capabilities, improving worker safety and productivity. Applying the science of ergonomics can be particularly useful in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI), which is the most common work-related injury in Canada.
The goal of occupational hygiene is to maintain workplace health and safety by identifying, evaluating, and controlling exposure to chemical, physical, and biological hazards. The outcome of IH surveys serves as risk assessment tools used to define and develop programs to protect workers and the environment.
Health and Safety specialists apply a broad based safety knowledge to develop systems that will achieve optimum control over hazards and exposures detrimental to people, equipment, material. Effective implementation of H&S measures ensures an organization is productive and competitive in today’s marketplace.
Disability management focuses on absences from work as a result of illness, injury or disability, and on preventing the risks that cause these deficiencies. Efficient management of WSIB related injuries and return to work programs save money and the negative psychological image on injured workers.
The environment is a focal point in today’s society. Legislative requirements are ever increasing. The complexity of these tasks require organizations design and develop sustainable solutions to remain competitive, prevent environmental degradation and remediate existing environmental challenges.