Workplace Risk Analysis (Industry & Office)

Through a combination of technical expertise and practical experience, Ergo-ology will track the source of your workplace risk and recommend the most comprehensive, cost-effective solutions. The solutions we recommend will improve productivity, quality, safety and worker comfort. Our recommendations will include cost justifications (ROI) to support most improvements.

Workplace Assessments

Analysis Types:



The purpose of this analysis is to identify workstations and tasks that have ergonomic risk and prioritize the need for corrective action implementation. It is most valuable for facilities that do not have a known list of problem jobs and need a general check-up of the facility.

Key Benefits:

  • Listing of general ergonomic risks at each workstation.
  • Risk level score provided
  • Concepts of corrective actions or ergonomic solutions.



The purpose of this analysis is to dissect a known list of problem jobs. Through the use of technical devices and equipment, the level of risk by body part will be collected and analyzed. Many would consider this a deep-dive assessment to determine the root cause and its risk effect.

Key Benefits:

  • Detailed description of the sub-tasks and workplace dimensions.
  • Measurement of risk by body part
  • Listing of specific corrective actions; including engineering drawing concepts and links for on-line solution purchases.
  • Prioritization score for specific corrective actions.

Physical Demand Analysis Graphic


A Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) is a systematic procedure to quantify and document all of the physical and environmental demand components of a job. This analysis evaluates the job conditions and not the individual (employee) by focusing on the demands of all essential and nonessential job tasks.

Key Benefits:
Quantified measurements of:

  • Work Intensity
  • Reaches (horizontal & vertical)
  • Lifting Weights
  • Push / Pull Forces
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Climbing, Standing, and Sitting
  • Job Description Requirements

Office Screening Graphic


The purpose of an office screening is to provide a group of employees a general check-up of their workstation. Screenings allow for employees to ask questions and to receive expert suggestions on modifications. Office screenings are best for proactive offices, ensuring employees are properly set up while working at the computer.

Key Benefits:

  • Expert screening of equipment type and widespread opportunities
  • Quick 1:1 interaction with employees needing modification or have questions
  • High level report of all employees screened and recommendations for each

Office Assessment Graphic


The purpose of this analysis is to individually assess a specific office employee’s workstation and equipment, make adjustments and provide recommendations to items that would be of benefit for purchase and implementation. This is primarily best for employees having discomfort and/or have a special situation.

Key Benefits:

  • Detailed measurement assessment of the existing workstation
  • Provide adjustments to existing equipment
  • If needed, recommend products/equipment (chair, etc.) for purchase
  • Provide a detailed report of the assessment and reasoning for accommodations to be purchased.

Data Collection

Ergo-ology employs the world’s most widely recognized methods of data collection supported by a foundation of advanced ergonomic assessment tools. Most workplace assessments can pinpoint risk using simple workplace awareness tools. For more advanced cases, tools like force gauges, motion capture (video recording) and physiological measures such as respiratory exchange VO2 and blood lactate levels are required for more detailed analysis.


1234 1

Business Bottom-Line

Our goal is to provide you with solutions that will exert a positive impact on your productivity and improve employee safety, and yet are cost-effective. After each risk has been identified, ergo-ology will provide solutions prioritized by lowest cost and highest impact.

  • Discovering Risk
  • Measuring Risk
  • Solution Development
  • Prioritization Solution Implementation

Want to see how ergo-ology can help you?