Our services are designed to help organizations to build sustainable and compliant Occupational Health safety (OHS) Management system while reducing man-hour lost, compensation cost, and musculoskeletal disorders; prevent accidents, ensure optimization of safety and functionality. Consultancy Services are primarily offered into Ergonomics and Human factors and Return to Work (RTW) domain. Other associated specialized OHS services are offered on special request. Both the services are available in virtual and in-person format.
Scoping and Needs Assesment
After initial meet and greet, we want to understand the scenario and the risk level at your facility.
Long term support that may include Corporate Ergonomics, MSI Control, RTW Program Support, and Health & Safety Pre-Qualification Database Management and COR services.
Identifying the hazards and existing risk is one of the key steps to take before developing a control mechanism
Scoping And Needs Assesment
After initial meet and greet, we want to understand the scenario and the risk level at your facility! This is we call Scoping and need assessment meeting. During this step, we will ask you about your workplace concerns in order to best match you with the appropriate service type.
Program development support is generally designed as a long term support and may vary between 6-12 months depending on the scope of work and clients needs. These services are designed based on consultants coming at you facility on a designated day of the week/month on a regular basis as per the contract for a long term support.
This unique offering gives you regular, ongoing consultancy support of a qualified ergonomist to help you generate your own ergonomic risk identification criteria, Ergonomics risk assessments and implementation strategiescreate customized tools as needed, coaching and training your people through participatory approach. The Ergonomics (MSI) Requirements are identified under OHSR sections 4.47 to 4.53 of WSBC in BC
Things are covered but not limited to :
- Program and policy development
- Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for effective workplace ergonomics practices
- Hazard identification process and so on
Ergonomics and MSI control
This program development support focused around Musculoskeletal Injury control. We take Participatory approach to make the program sustainable and cost effective for the client ensuring regulatory requirement is met.
This program development support focuses into developing Ergonomics and human factors program at a holistic level and replicable to multisite situations. This type of proactive approach takes a step further and ensures HFE (Human factor and Ergonomics) concepts are taken into consideration when the new facility is built
RTW Program support
The Return to work (RTW) Program Support service is designed to help companies building and maintaining a comprehensive sustainable RTW management system that aligns with existing safety management system. Especial emphasis is given so that the program complies with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. This process leans on multi-level participatory engagement while focusing on ROI (return on investment).
The above consultation and support services designed to assist in developing Health and Safety Management System to meet the WorkSafeBC legislative compliance, Certificate of Recognition (COR), or have to meet client or pre-qualification standards.
Health & Safety Pre-Qualification Database Management Services
This value added services is designed to assist Clients with 3rd Party Pre-qualifications Processes, From Start to Full Compliance.
Steps are taken under this:
- Work with Clients to Ensure They Achieve 100% Compliance with Contractor Databases such as ISNetworld, ComplyWorks, PICS
- Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Questionnaire and Statistics Updating
- Required OHS documents Uploading and Follow up to Ensure Full Compliance
Certificate of Recognition (COR) Services
This uique service is designed to help client developing OHS Program Elements that Meet the COR Guidelines and Standard Requirements.
This includes the following:
- Provide Baseline COR Audit
- Develop COR Action Plan
- Provide Timeline, List of Activities, and Responsibility Chart to Streamline the COR Auditing Process
Identifying the hazards and existing risk is one of the key steps to take before developing a control mechanism. At Ergoera we have developed the risk assessment services for your organization in the following key domains:
Ergonomics and Human factors
Office Ergonomics assessment
Office Ergonomic assessments designed to prevent work-related injury (like MSI) in an office environment. The assessment includes:
- Assist employees facing workplace discomfort or pain
- Proactive comprehensive assessments
- Recommendation with effective solution
- Helping to select optimal products and stretching exercises
If an employee has experienced an acute or repetitive motion musculoskeletal injury at work and is working in pain or returning to work after a medical leave, consider booking a Level 2 assessment. An ergonomist will evaluate, provide an assessment of what is causing the problem and how to resolve it. Get specific recommendations to address the cause of an individual’s musculoskeletal injury (MSI) and minimize the risk of re-injury. A detailed individual report to follow with recommendations.
Industrial Ergonomics assessment
This type of risk assessment it designed to prevent work related injuries (e.g. MSI) in an industrial environment. This involves the following:
- Thorough scientific onsite review of workstation, job tasks, work process & work environment
- Involving stakeholders at various level
- Gap analysis
- Written Recommendation for improvements
Universal design & accessibility support
Universal design and accessibility calls for inclusive work environment. This specific area of human factors and ergonomics practice, pursues to create a work environment that is usable by all (e.g. differently abled, older population, different cultural background and so on ).
- Universal design ensures access, safety and usability for all.
- Applied to facility, industry, public places, housing, product or program design
Ergonomics and Human factors support in design projects
Every design be it interior to workstation, shopfloor to consumer product – end of the day used by people. Ergonomics and Hmanfactors ensures the design is usable and functional and adds value to the design process that is recognized towards LEED accredition for architectural and interior design. This service is developed for design projects.
- Research based approach on users’ need
- Include Ergonomics elements in to design process
- Testing the design with end users to make it more acceptable
Engineering safety consultation and support services designed to assist in developing Health and Safety Management System to meet the WorkSafeBC legislative compliance. The list and the details of OHS services are as follows.
Machine Safeguarding is Regulatory Requirement in BC (WorkSafeBC Part 12 – CSA Z432). Machine safeguards prevent worker access to moving parts of machinery, lockout ensures machines do not start up unexpectedly, and blocking prevents a machine that is temporarily raised from falling or moving during work such as maintenance. The following is covered under this:
- Scoping and Pre-Evaluation Needs Assessment
- Risk Assessment and Safeguarding Controls
- Full Machine Safeguarding Report including Details, Recommendations and Action Items
This particular service is designed mostly around training at this moment. The details are as followes:
- Training – ½ day (4 hrs.) – In person/Virtual
- Industrial Racking Inspection Fundamentals
- WorkSafeBC and CSA Regulatory Requirements
- Best Practices in Racking Inspection and Maintenance
Industrial/personal noise survey
Exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. WorkSafeBC has established occupational exposure limits (OEL) to protect workers’ hearing as well as protect their mental health. An employer must ensure that a worker is not exposed to noise levels above 85 dBA Lex daily noise exposure level or 140 dBC peak sound level. Two different offerings are included:
- Personal Noise Sampling is a measurement of the amount of noise an employee is exposed to in the workplace.
- Environmental Sound Survey is a environmental noise monitoring systems continuously measure sound levels without
Industrial Lighting assessment
Poor lighting or too much lighting both poses significant risk at the worplaces. Scientific studies suggested that improved lighting in industrial scenarios resulted 10% increase in productivity and a 30% reduction in errors. The service includes:
- Identification of potential hazards (such as insufficient illumination, excessive contrast,glare or flicker)
- A summary report with recommendation around effective lighting strategies considering regulatory requirements will be provided