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Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science that studies the physical effects of workstations, tools, and equipment on the human body. Ergonomic principles are designed to achieve maximum efficiency of the human body while minimizing the risk of injury.

Applying ergonomic principles to as many aspects of the workplace as possible will reduce the risk of injury. Ergonomic design, training programs, and injury prevention programs play important roles in improving safety. With a comprehensive ergonomic approach, any organization can create a safer work environment.

Organizations who have applied ergonomic principles to their workplace have been successful in decreasing medical costs, compensation claims, and absenteeism while increasing productivity. Many have found that ergonomic principles have also improved the health and boosted the morale of their employees.

Joseph G. Maccio, MA, PT, DipMDT completed his Master's degree in Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics from New York University in 1981. As a consultant, he has developed successful ergonomic programs for numerous local and international organizations.

Ergonomic Consultation Clients

Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Albany, NY

McLaren Hart Engineering
Albany, NY

Amtrak
Philadelphia, PA

National Institute of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

General Electric Silicones
Waterford, New York

General Electric Plastics
Selkirk, New York

General Electric Research and Development
Schenectady, New York

Delaware and Hudson Railroad
Clifton Park, New York

Hudson Mohawk Association
Latham, New York

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York

The Center for the Disabled
Albany, New York

Capital Region Geriatric Center
Cohoes, New York

Siena College
Loudonville, New York

Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, New York

Matthew Bender Publishing
Albany, New York

Environment One
Schenectady, New York

ERM Northeast
Colonie, New York

Mohawk Paper Mill
Cohoes, New York

Tagsten Paper Mill
Mechanicsville, New York

Manning Paper Company
Green Island, New York

United States Postal Service
New Karner Rd, Albany, New York

Nashua Tape Products
Watervliet, New York

Norton Industries
Watervliet, New York

American Physical Therapy Association
Arlington, Virginia

New York State American Physical Therapy Association
Albany, New York

Federal Safety and Health Council
Albany, New York

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Albany, New York

New York State Business Council
Albany, New York

St. Mary's Hospital
Troy, New York