“Comfort Zone is a critical part of our award winning ergonomics program. It has streamlined our process, making us more effective by allowing us to target at risk employees quickly and effectively. It has also empowered the employees to become more active in their own ergonomic success,” says Keith Osborne, a HSE Site Specialist at Honeywell.
The assessment module provides ergonomists an easy way to conduct and catalog a thorough analysis of office work environments for those employees requiring a more in-depth ergonomic evaluation. The module is integrated into the Comfort Zone database which means all employee data collected during the assessment is standardized and can be reported on with the existing employee survey data. This cuts down on the amount of time the ergonomist needs to document the assessment and provides a clear record of actions taken with the employee. The assessment is designed to provide solutions that address and correct current issues while preventing future ones. It is interactive, online and tablet-friendly;
While the Comfort Zone survey is designed as a five to seven minute online self-assessment for employees, the ergonomic assessment module is the next step for further one on one evaluation of employees who have high-risk issues. Having a brief survey often increases the participation rates, which leads to a greater understanding of the risk and discomfort levels within an organization.
Comfort Zone presents employers with a comprehensive view of workplace discomfort and gives them the tools for corrective action and risk mitigation. Employers implementing Comfort Zone may see sustainable cost reductions, reduced absenteeism, presenteeism and health care costs; and increased worker performance.