Our certified ergonomics experts are recognized leaders in the field. They are skilled in analyzing the physical relationship between the worker and the workplace and assessing the risks associated with the development of musculoskeletal disorders. They are also experienced in formulating preventative measures for working conditions involving both office and general industry. They can assist with developing an ergonomics program and provide ergonomics instruction utilizing DVD and CD-ROM technology to aid clients in their injury and illness prevention programs.
Our Ergonomics Consultants offer services including consultation, research, training and field surveys to identify and mitigate risk factors in industrial and office settings. State Fund’s ergonomics specialists help employers reduce the risk of developing repetitive motion injuries and other job-related strains and sprains. Taking a proactive approach to the prevention of work-related muskoskeletal disorders, our team of experienced ergonomics consultants assists policyholders in such areas as:
Some services are subject to qualifying criteria. Please contact your Loss Control Consultant or your local State Fund Office for more information.
In August 2004, the Oxford Research Institute (ORI) awarded State Fund’s ergonomics program its prestigious Five Star Preferred Provider of Ergonomics Services Seal. This achievement is based upon an independent and thorough assessment of the program. Criteria included evaluating the technical expertise of each Certified Industrial Ergonomist on staff, direct feedback from a random sample of clients regarding the quality and level of satisfaction of service received from the staff, and the length of time these specialized services have been available from State Fund.
ORI, a non-profit corporation founded in 1977, is an ergonomics certification and accreditation organization that fosters ergonomics to improve human safety and systems performance. ORI has evaluated and awarded its Five Star Seal to major corporations and only one other workers’ compensation carrier. The ORI also evaluates and accredits major academic institutions that offer graduate-level and research programs in ergonomics and human factors.
State Fund has Certified Industrial Ergonomists (CIEs) licensed by ORI. The requirements for CIE certification ensure that our ergonomics program is backed by significant training and experience. These requirements include:
In addition, State Fund has one Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP) licensed by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE). AEP is an interim designation that is granted to individuals who meet the educational, but not the work experience, criteria for Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE). An individual with the AEP designation is considered to be an "ergonomist in training" who has six years to complete three years of full-time practice and transition to the CPE designation. The requirements include: