Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Review

The "review" component of the ERGO model focuses on developing a perspective on the extent and type of ergonomic issues reported at Virginia Tech.

Responsibilities

  • In addition to signs and symptoms for musculoskeletal disorders, Virginia Tech employees should report all occupational injuries and illnesses to their supervisors.
  • Supervisors should document employee reports of occupational injuries and illnesses using the appropriate forms. Accurate and timely reporting is critical to appropriate interventions.
  • EHSS will collect lost-time work injuries data along with ergonomics information from sources inside and outside Virginia Tech. This will be used in educational materials, training, and to prioritize ergonomics activities with the goal to reduce incidence and severity rates.