By: Oncore Risk  09-12-2011
Keywords: Ergonomics


Musculo-skeletal disorders such as back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis have become the most costly work-related problem for many employers.  These disorders can require surgery and/or long-term rehabilitation, and sometimes they result in the permanent loss of a trained employee.   Oncore can identify the tasks and work practices most likely to lead to these disorders and provide recommended changes or equipment modifications to reduce musculo-skeletal stresses.

If you have an employee with a temporary or permanent disability or a job applicant with a disability, we can compare the physical requirements of your processes to the person's physical limitations. The determination of reasonable accommodated and physical requirements of the job are important issues required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Oncore provides these services.

Services include

      • Musculo-Skeletal Injury Assessments
      • Workstation Evaluations
      • Process/Workstation Design/Redesign
      • Computerized Modeling for Injury Prediction
      • ADA evaluations
      • Development of Essential Job Functions
      • Ergonomic Training and Education

Keywords: Ergonomics

Other products and services from Oncore Risk


Environmental Services

Biological or biomedical waste also requires special handling in accordance with state regulations and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen regulation. Oncore's knowledge of the safe use of chemicals also translates to the proper management of chemical and industrial process wastes. State and federal environmental regulations governing these materials are very stringent, carrying large fines for violations.


Audits and Survey Preparation

Oncore preparation services helps ensure compliance with any OSHA, FDA, NFPA, hazardous waste, and JCAHO requirements by developing and performing a tailored audit and survey of your company. Preventing or reducing hazards/risks can limit lost time, costly regulatory compliance requirements, potential citations, and can increase your productivity.


Health Care Industrial Hygiene

Infection disease agents, environmental contaminants, and construction contaminants must be controlled to reduce the risk of infection to patients and exposure to employees. Employee and patient exposures to chemical and biological agent in healthcare must be controlled and monitored. ICRA protocols (Infection Control Risk Assessments.


Industrial Hygiene

Measurements also prove beneficial for determining what, if any, medical monitoring is necessary, if additional hazard controls are necessary, and how effective existing controls are performing. Measures air velocities, pressure differentials, and ventilation equipment design to determine its effectiveness for controlling hazards or nuisance conditions. Many OSHA regulations require the measurement of potential hazards to determine exposures.


Mold and Indoor Air Quality

Mold growth, loose fiberglass, and a lack of fresh air exchange are known contributors to most occupant complaints, and can generally be prevented through maintenance programs. Oncore provides detailed evaluations to include fresh air and humidity monitoring, bioaerosol sampling, mold species identification and indoor particulate identification.