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ViBody Physical Ergonomics

ViBody adopts a holistic approach to evaluate the physical work requirements of workers in context of their environment, the organisation and social systems, and the tools and equipment with which they work.

The physical capabilities of workers can be accommodated and optimised through effective work design. Participatory ergonomics, work and job design, and environmental design can ensure adequate physical engagement in work to the “just right” degree for health and conditioning.

The ViBody program examines:

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Physical work demands on employees and manual task risks, including exertion, repetition, awkwardness, duration, vibration, acoustics, pinch points, cognitive demands or distractions, and other contributing factors

Contributing factors to manual task risk, such as environmental or cognitive and psychosocial demands

Anthropometrics (body shape and measurements) in design

Functional movement pattern requirements of work

Job fit-to-work capacity of workers (are the jobs designed well to fit the range of people expected to be hired into these positions)

Metabolic health conditioning and opportunities to remain active at work, rather than tied to a desk and chair

Work that risks causing disablement, injury, and discomfort, and work design that can promote comfort and health while becoming more diverse (able to accommodate different workers with varied capabilities)

Manual task risk management programming, including stages of invention, prevention, early intervention, and treatment strategies

Worker knowledge about physical health, work conditioning, and work hazards

Environmental and urban design that promotes physical activity

Office furnishings and equipment that promote movement and functional movement patterns that are sound for a range of workers

Industrial equipment or mobile plant design strategies that allow for optimum human-equipment interaction and reduce fatalities and injuries

Discovery Services

Task and job analysis, including review of workflow and systems

Organisational strategy review: for example, we can review strategies to address manual task risk management

Vehicle ergonomics assessments– when the vehicle cab is the “office”

Incident investigation to determine factors of causation or system erosion leading to injuries, illness, disease, or fatality

Partnering with technology providers for real-time system monitoring to examine work design gaps and improvement areas

Work climate survey administration relating to physical health and safety

Discomfort survey administration (online, web-based tools)

Pre-Employment Anthropometric and Functional Movement Assessments

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Design Services

Job and work re/design to support physical and general work performance

Design for diversity strategies that help businesses enact their inclusivity policies by developing physically-accessible work solutions for different people

Establish environmental design strategies to support metabolic health conditioning (movement to the “just-right” degree)

Product, task, or equipment design concept and strategies, considering human factors and ergonomics performance needs to optimise work performance

Vehicle ergonomics and development of procurement strategies

Realisation Services

Manual task risk management training workshops

Participatory ergonomics training and design team development, with ongoing consulting oversight as needed

Organisational strategy review: we can advise about evidence-based plans to reduce manual task risks and to develop participatory ergonomics (design champion) work teams

Organisational dynamics training: facilitate learning or innovation teams

ViTool Talks (paper-based or video-based) about manual task risk management, hydration, postural reversal strategies, ergonomics and glove wear, or similar

ViCare health care ergonomics and patient handling training service

ViTransport vehicle ergonomics

Onsite soft tissue assessment, mobilisation, and treatment strategies

Web-based learning modules: manual task risk management and/or physical health topics, or specialised topics upon request

ViHealth education and training (face to face and/or online modules): metabolic conditioning and low impact physical activity, upper quadrant (upper limb) self-management strategies (“Straighten up to Power Up”), lower limb self-management strategies (the mini-exercises and mobility techniques that can be done at home to sustain balance and resilience in the body). Also mind-body and physical fitness classes or services: yoga, relaxation, meditation, flexibility, Pilates, mindfulness, general fitness, and on-site soft tissue management services

ViWork Design Champion Foundation Level 1

ViWork Design Champion Level II