Friday, January 16, 2015

Technology Use Lagging in Managing Ergonomics, Survey Finds

According to a study by Humantech, most ergonomics programs are managed using paper-based methods. "The Role of Technology in Managing Ergonomics Programs" reports a trend among multiple-site companies toward specialized ergonomic software. However, most companies that use software have adapted a general purpose program to manage ergonomics. 

The firm's goal was to build on information gathered in past benchmarking studies and better understand the practices of managing workplace ergonomics. "One of the greatest challenges in managing ergonomic in today's workplace is the administration of program data," says Humantech's Walt Rostykus. "The current ergonomics software solutions really help, plus they make records available to all people at all sites in real time."