One-stop shop for all your ergonomics needs.
Vincent Ergonomie has a renowned expertise in ergonomics. Our Ergo 360 approach allows you to benefits from all expertise in ergonomics that you need in one place.
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- Office Ergonomics
- Manual Load Handling
- Industrial Ergonomics
- Vehicular Ergonomics
- Disability and Return-to-Work Cases
- Ergonomic Space Design
Renowned, qualified, and skilled ergonomists
Your ergonomics issues deserve to be addressed by renowned firm or ergonomists employing qualified and skilled professionals to intervene in ergonomics. According to the nature and the complexity of your mandates, we will assign the most appropriate resource, either a professional ergonomist or a kinesiologist specialized in ergonomics. Our ergonomists are all graduate in ergonomics (Master or DESS) and our kinesiologists are undergraduate with an ergonomics major. Every professional member of our team are members of ACE (the Association of Canadian Ergonomics).
The certified ergonomist has received the title certified ergonomist from the Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE), an official body created by the Association of Canadian Ergonomics (ACE). This reserved title is granted only for professionals who are graduate in ergonomics (Master and DESS) and who have worked full time for at least 5 years in ergonomics. It is possible to obtain the title if the candidate has 4 years of experience in ergonomics, including one mentored by a certified ergonomist. Our ergonomists are trained at university in a graduate program where they learn how to analyse every possible work situation. Having learn the capacity and limits of the human body, the ergonomists know the thresholds to not exceed, according to each risk’s factors, in order to protect the health and safety of workers. These designations help ensure that all those wishing to practice as ergonomists have the academic and practical experience to competently serve the public.
Ergonomics is a scientific discipline concerned with the interactions between humans and other elements of a system with the goal of optimizing human well-being and overall system performance. – International Association of Ergonomics
The ergonomist’s role is to find solutions to ensure the health of the workers as well as the efficiency of the business. Our ergonomists have the knowledge and experience to develop solutions which suit your reality. Success in an ergonomic approach is built on identifying necessary conditions to implement the solution. The right solution is the one which can be applied and implemented. This solution must also reduce or eliminate ergonomics risks factors, as well as be applied while respecting the enterprise budget, technical feasibility, timeframe, regulation, and be accepted by the workers. A good ergonomist is not just a professional who is able to find the right solution to your problem. The development of the solution is as important. Great care and attention are put in our interventions to not ‘rock the boat’ in the business. First, our ergonomists never discuss the solution with the worker, unless the employer has previously given consent, to avoid expectations from the worker. Second, our ergonomists work with the available resources to disrupt habits as little as possible and avoid unnecessary costs. And third, our ergonomists put in place consultation activities with the workers, designed to find the best solution, and reduce resistance to change from workers.
Finally, our experience demonstrates that it is essential to support our clients as far as possible when implementing solutions to ensure success. A product number is not sufficient! Sometimes, you need to try different products until you find the right one. Some more conditions are also needed, including presenting the advantages of the product and training the users about the product.
The 4 phases of our ergonomics assessments
In Vincent Ergonomie firm, all ergonomics assessments include 4 phases:
- Exploratory Phase: it allows the ergonomist to understand the business context, the latitude available to develop the solution, in order to find the correct way to ensure the ergonomic assessment.
- Descriptive Phase: it allows the ergonomist to document the work situation so as to identify the sources of the ergonomics risks factors. The ergonomist is looking for the probable causes of health disorders or lack of efficiency.
- Explicative phase: the ergonomist seeks to explain the reason why his findings are the source of the problem. At this stage, the ergonomist will gather all facts and evidence from the studied work situation and the scientific literature to make an ergonomics diagnosis and then to propose solutions. Most of the time, all solutions are available or on-shelf (OSA) which reduces time in the following phase (transformation).
- Transformation Phase: it may therefore be necessary for the ergonomist to further develop a solution or to support the implementation of a solution in the workplace. Sometimes, the possible solutions identified are not available on the market or that further research is needed to find a supplier. If an entire solution must be created, the ergonomist will work with the business’ resources, suppliers and partners to develop the solution.
See how our approach translates itself by consulting our numerous case studies.