We provide ergonomic assessments prescribed by a treating physician, as well as those deemed necessary within an organization for work safety and injury prevention. Individual, group, and company wide evaluation services are available. Home office evaluations are also available.
We provide the appropriate level of training for employees, supervisors, and management.
We introduce practical and accessible forms of movement education based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais and Pete Egoscue to help individuals improve posture, body mechanics that lead to a reduction in workplace injuries. Please ask us about this unique service and how it can enhance your injury prevention program. Includes "Stretch and Flex" for warm up and preparation for job duties, Back Safety Training, and ongoing Corrective Exercise Classes for all ability levels and job classifications.
We help establish all components of a successful ergonomic program including, Benchmarking Costs, Policies and Procedures, Ergonomic Committee, Early Reporting, Medical Case Management, and measuring Return On Investment (ROI).
We document essential job demands for Medical Management and assess options for "reasonable accommodation."
The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has given a green light to some of the proposed Return to Work regulations while sending others back to the Division of Worker’s Compensation for further revision.
OAL has cleared proposed RTW Regulations 10004 and 10005 that provide the means to implement L.C. § 139.48 provisions for reimbursing small employers for the cost of job accommodations, effective August 18, 2006. Employers with fewer than 50 employees can apply to DWC for reimbursement for the cost of physical job modifications for their employees who become disabled as a result of work injuries. The employers can apply for reimbursement of accommodation costs for temporarily disabled employees (up to $1250) or permanently disabled employees (up to $2500) by completing From DWC AD 20005 and submitting the form, along with proof of expenditures, to the DWC at 1515 Clay Street 17th Floor Oakland, CA 94612. The text for these regulations is available at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/ReturnToWork_regulations/RTW_Finalregulations.doc
Individualized one on one evaluation in which selected critical physical demands of work are simulated in a controlled setting. The simulated work activity allows the employee to demonstrate his or her own unique response to work demands and where appropriate, evaluates, such problems as uncontrolled pain, motivational problems, or multiple impairments. This information will help determine whether the employee can return to the usual and customary job or perform the physical demand requirements of a new or modified job.
On site evaluations aim to simulate the essential job demands of the targeted job, in this case the dispatcher position. Tolerances are determined by observing the employee in scheduled episodes of work activity and gathering feedback. Careful observation is critical and two to three days are necessary to capture the essence of symptomatic response and overall endurance for the duration of work according to the usual and customary job demands on consecutive days.
With the use of the Internet as a tool we are able to provide our services online providing flexibility to better fit your needs. While we are able to continue to accomplish our tasks on site, by opening up web-based evaluations we are able to meet the demands our expanding clientele and squeeze into your schedules.
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