This week, I’m going to share a system that helps you manage and improve your ergonomic process. Better yet, it works well in all types of organizations, regardless of size. The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) is a valuable method for continuous improvement but is often an overlooked aspect of ergonomics. Whether you’re making a new program for a client or trying to improve one, implementing solutions is going to be accessible when you learn to plan, do, check, and act.
Take a look at what each step in the process entails:
→ [04:04] - Plan - Figure out what you need to do—identify opportunities for improvement, set clear objectives and goals, and outline the things you want to measure and the tools you want to use.
→ [07:01] - Do - Identify and quantify the ergonomic risk, then implement the “plan” to eliminate and control the risk.
→ [08:35] - Check - Evaluate the results of the ergonomics process.
→ [12:29] - Act - Decide whether to continue, modify, or discard the implemented ergonomic solutions, and implement what’s working into future assessments.
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Now, this is just one strategy I’ve used in my many years as an ergonomic consultant and teaching other ergonomic service providers. I’ve got a lot more I’d like to share with you too. If you’re interested to learn more neat tips, you can sign up for the waitlist. You can find out more about my program here.
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