June 2, 2015
Topic: Human Resources
Four university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.
Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment, redesigning work processes or offering educational opportunities.
Both winners in the Silver Level category were recognized for installing height adjustable computer workstations. They are:
• Ross MBA Admissions Processing Team.
• Canton Health Center OBGYN.
Bronze Level winners are:
• Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, which redesigned its office area for a more collaborative and efficient cubical-free environment.
• Accounts Receivable in the Shared Services Center, which offered in-office ergonomic consultations to department staff .
Nominations for department-level Ergonomics Awards are accepted each spring. Silver winners are recognized with a certificate of recognition and bronze winners receive a letter of commendation.
The MHealthy Ergonomics Awareness Team continues to accept nominations for its Individual Ergo Hero Award. This award recognizes faculty and staff members who are independently reducing ergonomic risks for themselves or others by using recommended postures, work strategies or equipment.
Any employee can nominate another employee by submitting a short online form. The ergonomics team also encourages nominations for supervisors and managers who support their staff. Recipients are recognized with an Ergo Hero lapel pin and a congratulatory certificate.