Workplace Possibilities<sup>SM</sup> (Disability Management)

Although the costs of a workplace ergonomic program may seem daunting to a business at first, potential regulatory changes such as these highlight some of the benefits of having a program in place.
Here are eight ways you can improve the relationship with your disability provider in an effort to increase productivity and reduce absenteeism.
From stretching to using ergonomic keyboards, it is possible for employees to improve productivity and reduce the risk of injury.
Assistive technology can significantly reduce the risk of injuries due to overexertion and repetitive stress.
When a company starts an ergonomic evaluation it traditionally looks to identify and reduce basic ergonomic risk factors — things like poorly placed monitors or ill-fitting chairs. But it's what happens (or not) after the evaluation that determines the program's success.
Sometimes an employee's poor performance has nothing to do with lack of motivation. Often we find that appropriate assistance is all he or she needs.
An employee, a teacher, developed a condition that caused significant vision loss. Her experience highlights some of the great advancements in adaptive technologies.