It’s been six years since Marc Andreesen made the case that software is eating the world in his now infamous Wall Street Journal essay.
He was right. Software programs now power the world, whether you realize it or not. The world’s largest companies by market capitalization are Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Technology and innovation is a point of focus not just in Silicon Valley, but everywhere — from academic institutions to the media to entrepreneurs working out of your local coffee shop. You can’t escape it.
And yet, for all this focus on technology and innovation, most organizations we engage (large and small) are still using outdated paper methods or very basic technology programs to manage musculoskeletal health.
Using an assortment of Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and picture/video files makes musculoskeletal health management inefficient, difficult to standardize, and difficult to communicate the right information to the right people at the right time.
This isn’t the way to manage anything well, let alone the most common and costly injuries in the workplace.
It’s time for that to change.
We’re building technology for total musculoskeletal health management to empower you to protect and promote musculoskeletal health.
Technology for Total Musculoskeletal Health Management
Successful safety teams adopt technology to confront the musculoskeletal health issues in their workplace. They use technology to enable and empower the work of protecting and promoting the musculoskeletal health of their workforce to prevent injuries and drive better human performance across the organization.
Technology is no longer a “nice to have” — it’s a must if you’re going to stay competitive and drive better OHS performance.
The alternative is to not use technology. That sounds like a bad plan to me.
The winners of the next decade will be the ones who can adopt the right technology to impact change and drive results for their organization.
Marketing, sales, finance, HR, operations — all the other areas of your organization use advanced software tools to get more done. It’s time for the musculoskeletal health disciplines to catch up.
Beware Incomplete Solutions
What does it mean when I talk about “technology for total musculoskeletal health management”?
The first thing that will immediately jump to most people’s mind is ergonomics software. And that’s part of the answer, but ergonomics software alone is an incomplete solution.
Implementing incomplete solutions is the number one mistake we see safety leaders and teams make over and over and over again. A total musculoskeletal health solution is what is required to make the impact you’re hoping for.
Most ergonomics software solutions create yet another organizational silo you will have to deal with. Another hurdle you have to jump over to communicate the right information to the right people at the right time.
Instead, ergonomics software should be integrated into a platform solution that includes all of the musculoskeletal health disciplines.
The platform approach is a complete technology solution to effectively manage musculoskeletal health well.
The Journey to Total Musculoskeletal Health
You want to create a safe work environment. You want to achieve safety excellence.
But musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, the most common and costly injuries, consistently mar your safety record and damage the safety culture you’re working so hard to build.
If you’ve been following ErgoPlus for any amount of time, you know you need a comprehensive and sustainable process to prevent these injuries. Maybe you’re new to the game and haven’t tried implementing a process like this in the past, or maybe you need to revamp your program.
Either way, you know it’s going to be hard to accomplish.
That’s why we’re creating a complete technology solution for you that follows our philosophy of controlling all of the many risk factors that contribute to musculoskeletal injuries. We’re in the process of building out the ErgoPlus Platform to help you on your journey to total musculoskeletal health for your organization.
Features Built for Proactive OHS Professionals and Teams
We’re building the ErgoPlus Platform with you in mind.
Our built-in tools make conducting ergonomic risk assessments, creating job rotation schedules, and conducting early intervention consultations easier and more efficient. You’ll be able to quickly and accurately get the job done every time using a common set of tools throughout your organization.
Organized and Centralized Data
Using an assortment of Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and picture/video files makes musculoskeletal health management inefficient, difficult to standardize, and difficult to communicate the right information to the right people at the right time. Use our built-in tools and powerful database to get the most out of your musculoskeletal health data.
Learn best practices across the musculoskeletal health disciplines with built-in technical training. Whatever your level of expertise, our technical training will help you level up your own skills and empower your team to get the job done.
Fast and Easy Reporting
Use powerful reporting features to measure and track your teams activity, risk reduction, and generate reports to keep the team on the same page. Quickly and easily communicate the measurable value of your musculoskeletal health initiative.
Get Early Access
Create a free account to get early access to the ErgoPlus Platform. You’ll be the first to know when we launch and you’ll also get access to exclusive early pricing.