Duke offers consultations and treatment for workers at risk for or suffering from cumulative trauma, repetitive strain, ergonomic disorders, and work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
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Ergonomics is the science of matching jobs to the worker and products to the user. An effective match optimizes worker performance and productivity as well as health, safety, and comfort.
At Duke, ergonomists, physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists work together to provide expertise in adapting jobs and work environments to "match the worker." Ergonomics improves well being of employees by reducing workplace discomfort or pain through identification and control of ergonomic hazards.
Consulting services include:
Office Ergonomics is a course designed for employees who primarily use computers at work. This course provides information about ergonomics, body postures, and adjustment of the work environment to reduce the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders due to work.
Ergonomics for Supervisors and Managers provides supervisors with education, consultation, and direction regarding the ergonomics of work processes. By identifying and recognizing risks, methods of reducing workplace injuries due to ergonomics can be implemented to address potential problems. Other topics of this course include ergonomics related to health, productivity, and employee relations.
Manual Materials Handling is designed for all employees who lift or handle materials on a regular basis. This course provides information about proper lifting techniques and how to avoid injuries associated with material handling.
Reducing Injuries in the Health Care Environment provides health care workers with an overview of ergonomics. The information gained will assist them in the development, improvement, and implementation of ergonomic programs at their facility.
Tamara James, MA, CPE
Phone: 919-681-3140 or 919-668-ERGO (3746)
Sam Moon, MD, MPH
Physicians offering this service include:
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