Ergonomic evaluations

Industrial and office ergonomic evaluations can be completed as a preventative measure, or in response to an injured worker's claim. Industrial evaluations can be conducted in a variety of industries that range from manufacturing to construction to healthcare. Evaluations will assess risk factors such as:

  • Heavy/repetitive lifting and manual handling
  • Repetitive use of hand tools
  • Awkward body postures at workstations
  • Driving
  • Patient/resident handling

Office evaluations

An online self-assessment tool is the best place to start evaluating your office ergonomics. Pinnacol's Interactive Office Ergonomics Training program allows employees to perform a self-assessment of their chair and workstation with easy to follow video instructions and tips. The training program also has modules on:

  • How to identify and correct workstation components or activities that might be causing discomfort
  • How to establish an ergonomic program at your workplace
  • Guidelines on chair purchases, laptop tips and FAQ documents with links to vendors for chairs, furniture and computer accessories

On-site office evaluations may also be conducted when an employee has an open claim for a musculoskeletal disorder, or for an employee that is still having discomfort after completing the Pinnacol online self-assessment tool.

To schedule an appointment, contact your safety consultant or call Pinnacol's Safety On Call line at (303) 361-4700 or (888) 501-4752.

Related materials available for order:

  • Office Ergonomics DVD 
  • Office ergonomics informational materials 
  • Claims Management folder