CONSULTING

Consulting services provided by Saturn Ergonomics are designed to get results at the plant or corporate level. We merge tried and true ergonomic fundamentals with state of the art application technologies. 

Training

ergoCRASH-COURSE™ is a one-day (7 hr) training course providing your team the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to resolve ergonomic-related problems in-house. Course content is organized around a proven four-step ergonomics problem solving process.

ergoCRASH-COURSE™ concludes with a hands-on practicum exercise where trainees apply what was learned in the classroom to real problems in your operation.

ergoCRASH-COURSE™ provides trainees a suite of MS Excel™ tools. These tools are integrated into the course content, and provide a smart alternative to costly software subscription alternatives.

  • Prioritize-It™ rapidly prioritizes ergo-related problems

  • EJMS-Pro™ is an ergonomics risk assessment tool/database

  • Evaluate-It™ documents ergonomic risk factors & root causes

  • Solve-It™ records solution ideas & conducts cost benefit analysis

  • Implement-It™ tracks ergo projects & manages team progress

  • Document-It™ documents solutions & communicates results 

  • These MS Excel™ tools can be customized to meet your team’s needs.

modernERGO™ is a one-day (7 hr) training course where participants learn the practical application of state-of-the-art ergonomic evaluation tools including:

 

  • RCRA, Recommended Cumulative Recovery Allowance (Gibson & Potvin, 2016), is RCRA (Recommended Cumulative Recovery Allowance) is a robust, multi-task model for evaluating localized muscle fatigue (Potvin, 2012).

  • MAEIS, Maximum Acceptable Effort for an Isolated Subtask (Gibson & Potvin, 2017), is a multi-task model used to determine the acceptable force limit for one force, given similar (but different) forces occurring during the same work cycle.

  • Fatigue-Failure is a family of ergonomics evaluation models developed by Auburn University. These multi-task models have been validated to predict injury risk based upon lifting (LiFFT™, Gallagher et al, 2017), distal upper extremity forces (DUET™, Gallagher et al, 2018), and shoulder force (The Shoulder Tool™, © Dania Bani Hani et al, 2019).

modernERGO™ course teaches your team to get results applying these exciting new multi-task evaluation models. And no expensive software subscriptions! Following the training, your team has continued access to useful MS Excel™ calculators (included with the cost of the course) and public domain web apps.

In addition to ergoCRASH-COURSE™ and modernERGO™, Saturn Ergonomics provides other training courses including:

 

  • Office Ergonomics Problem Solving

  • Employee/Supervisor Ergonomics Awareness

  • Ergonomics Behavioral Change Process

Analysis

Don’t have the time, expertise, or bandwidth to address your ergonomics challenges? Or, need help tackling your more challenging problems? Then let us take care of your ergo evaluation/assessment needs.

Our analysis service will diagnose the problem and develop a range of actionable solution recommendations. We provide two levels of analysis, basicANALYSIS and advancedANALYSIS.

basicANALYSIS utilizes tried and true ergonomic problem solving techniques to identify ergonomic risk factors and develop solution recommendations. This service includes:

 

  • Onsite evaluation of jobs/tasks by a CPE (Certified Professional Ergonomist), typically requiring 1-2 hrs per job/task evaluated.

  • Report summarizing key ergonomic risk factors and providing a range of solution alternatives

  • Solution concept drawings to communicate novel solution concepts

  • Prioritized cost benefit analysis of each solution recommendations


basicANALYSIS is often the right choice when you have many problems to address and need actionable solutions… fast! 

advancedANALYSIS utilizes state of the art, multi-task ergonomic evaluation models including:

 

  • RCRA, Recommended Cumulative Recovery Allowance (Gibson & Potvin, 2016), is a versatile multi-task force evaluation model derived from the Potvin MAE Equation (Potvin, 2012).

  • MAEIS, Maximum Acceptable Effort for an Isolated Subtask (Gibson & Potvin, 2017), is a multi-task model used to determine the acceptable force limit for one force, given similar (but different) forces occurring during the same work cycle.

  • Fatigue-Failure is a family of ergonomics evaluation models developed by Auburn University. These multi-task models predict injury risk levels based upon lifting (LiFFT™, Gallagher et al, 2017), distal upper extremity forces (DUET™, Gallagher et al, 2018), and shoulder force (The Shoulder Tool™, © Dania Bani Hani et al, 2019).

Using these new multi-task evaluation model, we can:

 

  • Calculate cumulative exposure metrics when employees rotate into different jobs/stations over the shift.

  • Establish daily exposure limits for time spent working at an individual job/station, or combinations of jobs/stations.

  • Simulate impact of solution recommendation on metrics.

  • Simulate how changes to operational metrics such as cycle time, shift duration, and overtime might impact ergo-related metrics.

 

And multi-task ergo evaluation models provide higher “analysis resolution”, enabling more targeted solutions.

The advancedANALYSIS service includes:

 

  • Onsite evaluation by a CPE (Certified Professional Ergonomist).

  • Detailed report with charts & graphs communicating impact of specific variables (job steps, task location, product make/model, item weight, etc.) on analysis metrics.

  • Targeted solutions recommendations designed to optimally improve analysis metrics.

  • Solution concept drawings to communicate novel solution concepts

  • Prioritized cost benefit analysis of each solution

CONTACT:

+1 (334) 502-3562
murray@saturnergonomics.com
311 N College Street, Auburn, AL, USA
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