Ergonomics in

Musculoskeletal disorders continue to be a major source of disability and lost work time. Understanding their causes, and especially those that are work-related, remains the key to primary prevention. Assessing the exposure of workers to known ergonomic risk factors is essential and determine which part of a job or task contribute to this growing problem. In order to prevent these workplace musculoskeletal disorders, companies and government agencies must enter into a proactive, systematic approach to ergonomics. This means to identify the risk factors before they cause a lost work day or an injury. ETC has provided industrial and office ergonomics to many government agencies. Some of those agencies are:

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Office Ergonomics Assessments and Training since 1998, nationwide. US Postal Service (USPS)
Developed the Pilot for the ERRP process in 1999 and continue to provide ergonomics services on a daily basis, nationwide.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Developed the Ergonomics Process for Region V Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) developed the full Office Ergonomics Process nationwide.

US Airforce (USAF)

Developed the ergonomics specifications for all interior spaces.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Developed and delivered office ergonomics training.

National Council on Disabilities (NCD)

Provided office ergonomics training utilizing assistive and adaptive technologies.

General Services Administration (GSA)

On-going as an ergonomics resource.  


Industry References

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • General Services Administration
  • National Council on Disabilities
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • US Airforce (USAF)
  • US Postal Service (USPS)









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