Element 5: Medical Management:

The Company will make available prompt and effective medical Management whenever an employee has a WMSD. (This means that when an employee reports signs or symptoms of a WMSD. All reports will be processed to determine whether medical Management is necessary). Medical Management, including recommended work restrictions, will be provided at no cost to the employee. Medical treatment protocols for WMSDs will be established by the health care professions.

Element 6: Program Evaluation

Evaluation of the ergonomics program and controls will be conducted periodically and at least every 3 years, to ensure effective administration and Management and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Program Evaluation Process:

The following procedures will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the ergonomics program and control measures.

Monitoring of program activities to ensure that all the elements of your ergonomics program are functioning.
Selection and implementation of effectiveness measures, both activity and Outcome measures, to evaluate the program and the controls to ensure that they are in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Establishment of baseline measurements to provide a starting point for measuring the effectiveness of the program and the controls.

Program Evaluation Findings:

All program deficiencies found will be corrected promptly.

Examples of Activity Measures Examples of Outcome Measures
Plan to implement ergonomics program has been developed. Number of employee reports and recommendations. Average time between employee reports and your response. Length of time since the last review of safety and health records. Number of hazards identified. Number of Employee(s) who have Number of OSHA recordable MSDs. Reported symptoms of WMSDs WMSD incidence rates per job title. Number of workers' compensation claims. Number of lost-workdays WMSDs. Average lost workdays per WMSD.