Frequently asked questions
Absolutely not. You can protect all of your computer users forever with ErgoSuite for less than the cost of one disabling injury. Every single one of our clients had no budget for ErgoSuite when they first discovered us – although they had budget for paying for injuries. As they started to explore and actually use the platform, they did the math and confirmed that they really would have a positive ROI very quickly, as measured by themselves. Thereafter, strong ROI, being measurable and sustainable, is the norm.
Hardly. With minimal effort, you can protect and empower employees with elegantly simple-to-use tools to self-determine and resolve many issues directly and, when needed, request further professional assistance. You shape and fully control the model. You can share the responsibility with your employees in a true partnership which will yield lower injury rates/costs, lower healthcare utilization and higher output and quality.
Of course not. This is the very best of mainstream office ergonomics with a very effective and powerful edge since it’s mainstream ergonomics positively reinforced in real-time with employees. When we step back from the trees and look at the forest, the entire objective with training and workstation adjustment is to foster new behaviors in employees to work in neutral postures, provide recovery time during work and break up static postures. Almost 100 years of Applied Behavioral Analysis clearly shows that without Operant Conditioning it’s extremely unlikely for anyone to change their behavior since reinforcement is the most important principle of behavior and a key element of successful behavior change programs.
About half of our clients had excellent world-class office ergonomics programs in place (although that’s not required for ErgoSuite) long before using ErgoSuite yet they still experienced injuries. They discovered ErgoSuite to be a critical and effective positive reinforcement tool as well as an early warning system which helps them in their efforts to reduce office ergonomic injuries to zero. That is their goal. As a partner, we help clients set up this automated system which you control and which operates based on your business rules.
A number of our clients have had almost nothing in place or had fragmented efforts in place around the organization. You do not need to have anything in place to begin. The right strategy and technology can take you from static infrastructure silos to an automated, high-density cohesive effort that transforms office ergonomics risk management. SmartErgo has the solutions you need to evolve with confidence.
Not one of our clients has the time to chase pennies. Beyond regulatory compliance, reducing risk, reducing injuries, reducing Workers Comp premiums, reducing healthcare utilization – productivity is significantly and sustainably increased when you reduce knowledge-worker fatigue. It’s working smarter. “You” will objectively measure and easily report on this within your own environment.
You’re not alone. First, kudos for realizing that “proactive” is far more evolved than “reactive” in organizational management. We’re regularly approached by employers who’ve had a similar experience. While piloting ErgoSuite they quickly confirmed ErgoSuite’s effectiveness, unique flexibility, ease-of-use and engagement of employees. For these employers, transitioning to ErgoSuite is simply a matter of continuous improvement. Clients often report ErgoSuite is both the most effective and most inexpensive method to finally solve the problems and effectively help their employees.
Respectfully, this is not the Hammurabi Code of ancient Babylonia. Big picture: 40 years of research, best practices and regulations developed, Fortune 100 holistic enterprise-wide long term continued use… Risk? Validation has been conducted over 25+ years. You can walk in the footsteps of giants, sleep comfortably and measure the rewards of your efforts.
No. You’ll easily deploy ErgoSuite automatically from a central location. Choose from our many successful and customizable implementation models. To gain the benefits you simply plan your usage model, provide ErgoSuite, announce it to employees and begin.
Absolutely not. ErgoSuite knows your employees are not children. ErgoSuite treats your employees as adults and gently empowers them with easy-to-understand information and uniquely personalized biofeedback so “they” can manage their time on the computer. Over more than 25 years, clients have found this to be the only way for employees to genuinely accept their role in sharing in the responsibility for comfortable healthful behaviors while working on their computers.
Yes, contact us today and ask about our special programs making it affordable, easy and cost-effective for any employer to help and care for their office and remote employees.
Certainly, all aspects of ErgoSuite can be tailored to our individual clients’ needs. From branding and logos to proprietary ergonomic content. Employees will see ErgoSuite as a solution provided by you. Many clients use ErgoSuite out-of-the-box as a plug-and-play solution, however, whatever you wish to adjust or change can be easily done. SmartErgo will help you with a solution specific to your needs.
Of course. ErgoSuite was designed so you can very easily integrate your own tools, if you have any, which you want to be a part of your overall solution. We’ve had many reports from clients of increased utilization of their own tools when integrated into ErgoSuite’s elegant and flexible employee interface. When you own ErgoSuite, you have access to all of ErgoSuite’s tools for employees and EHS and only make “the tools you currently need” visible in the platform.