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Innovation and agility, matched by our depth of knowledge and breadth of experience, enable us to evolve fluidly, in partnership with our clients. We offer workshops, day-to-day coordination, and personal evaluations, as well as collaborate with workplace designers to think ahead and incorporate ergo into design plans. Our custom, scalable programs and forward-thinking ensure that we implement cutting-edge ideas that help to put clients ahead of the curve.
Program Development and Management: In developing programs with clients, we meet with the appropriate teams to determine what style of program is best suited. From there, Balanced Image sets up and executes the program, with a continued focus on efficacy and efficiency. Depending on the needs of the company, that process may include the development of policies and procedures for reporting injuries, communicating the program to the employees, training managers, creating a list of approved ergonomic items available to workers, and ensuring compliance with CAL-OSHA and other global regulations.
Ergonomic Considerations in Workplace Design: Balanced Image assists companies in designing and creating efficient, safe work environments that reduce potential injury. Through collaboration with architects, designers and facilities planners, and consideration of worker tasks and specific workspaces, we help create an environment that is aesthetically coherent, efficient and follows recognized ergonomics guidelines.
Workstation and VC Work From Home Evaluations: A 30-minute visit to an individual workstation is designed to cover proper posture and body mechanics while working at the computer or working from home. At the end of a visit, a worker will be more aware of how a job task is best executed and how to reduce the risk of injury in the tasks the one performs. The evaluation emphasizes current ergonomics guidelines for the computer workstation and meets the CAL-OSHA requirements for education.
The individual work-site evaluation includes the following:
- Observation of employee work habits
- Evaluation of how workstation is set up for worker’s needs
- Immediate on-site adjustments
- Review of workstation tips and stretches
- Instruction and practice adjusting chair and other equipment
- Detailed report and recommendations
- Brief follow-up visit, if needed
Ergonomics Workshops: A 30-60 minute demonstration and lecture designed to cover proper posture and body mechanics while working on a laptop or desktop computer and chair adjustments. The workshops can be delivered, either in-person or over video conferencing. The goal of the workshop is to promote awareness and reduce risk of injury. The workshops emphasize current ergonomics guidelines for laptop use and sitting at a workstation and meets the CAL-OSHA requirements for education.
- Anatomy and physiology of the neck, shoulders, wrists, hands and back
- Review of commonly experienced computer-related injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, neck and back pain
- Stretches, proper posture and body mechanics specific to working at the computer
- Forming good and lasting work habits so employees are able to work comfortably and injury-free throughout the day
- Practice setting yourself up in your workstation and adjusting chairs and other equipment, following current and accepted ergonomics guidelines
Work-From-Home Workshops: A 45-minute workshop focused on working from home, conducted by a professional ergonomics consultant.
The workshop includes the following:
- Postural alignment
- Examples of WFH hacks (couch, kitchen table, standing at kitchen counter), using actual stations set up in consultant’s home
- Tips such as using voice activation, balancing standing/sitting, taking breaks
- For larger groups, Q&A may be in the form of questions submitted to the moderator to be addressed both in-session and in written form to be distributed to attendees.
Analytics: With the use of the Balanced Image custom database, detailed reports of analytics can be provided, depending on what data is needed by the client, for example, trends, employee requests and recommendations.