Susan L. Murphey, principal of Essential WorkWellness, understands both the business of healthcare and the practice of patient care.
The ergonomic concerns in healthcare go beyond musculoskeletal injuries, as they must also address concerns related to patient safety, patient confidentiality and the avoidance of medical errors. While there are many similarities to practicing ergonomics in the field of healthcare as in other industries, there are unique differences as well. As with other industries, the goal is to reduce the risk for injury by avoiding risk factors such as excess force, repetition and awkward postures, but how you go about achieving that goal in other industries may not be practical in healthcare. Healthcare ergonomics is uniquely different than other industries because, essentially, the product that is managed throughout the work cycle is a human being. Essential WorkWellness understands this.
Healthcare clients include
- Evergreen Healthcare
- Group Health Cooperative
- Kaiser Permanente Northwest
- Overlake Hospital Medical Center
- Perinatal-Neonatal Associates
- Stevens Memorial Hospital
- Swedish Medical Center
- Via Radiology
- Virginia Mason Medical Center
Need help developing a cost justification for safety and ergonomics? See Building a Business Case for Ergonomics(pdf).
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