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
McLaren Hart Engineering
National Institute of Health
General Electric Silicones
General Electric Plastics
General Electric Research and Development
Delaware and Hudson Railroad
Hudson Mohawk Association
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Center for the Disabled
Capital Region Geriatric Center
Hudson Valley Community College
Matthew Bender Publishing
Mohawk Paper Mill
Tagsten Paper Mill
Manning Paper Company
United States Postal Service
Nashua Tape Products
American Physical Therapy Association
New York State American Physical Therapy Association
Federal Safety and Health Council
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
New York State Business Council
St. Mary's Hospital