Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Open (Hazard Reduction and Control)

The "open" component of the ERGO model focuses on the acceptance of controls that reduce identified ergonomic risks.


  • Employees should adopt the provided controls to reduce identified ergonomic risks.
  • Supervisors should provide the resources to institute the controls to reduce identified ergonomics risks.
  • EHSS will provide recommended controls to reduce the nature and degree of observed workplace ergonomic hazards by developing solution options in consulation with employees and supervisors. EHSS will also provide a follow-up after controls are implemented