Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Program
Mount Sinai is dedicated to helping employers build healthier, safer, and more productive workforces. Our ergonomists can help prevent physical discomfort and injuries by making recommendations for improvements in the work environment and in personal work habits.
We evaluate work environments and provide recommendations to employers to reduce the risk of future injury. This approach can help prioritize problem areas and establish an action plan.
We survey a person’s individual workstation for potential correctable risk factors, providing guidance and education to reduce and prevent discomfort and injury.
Our certified ergonomist leads seminars about injury prevention, educating attendees in how to set up a workstation properly and to prevent injuries. A comprehensive Q&A segment allows listeners to gain practical information which they can apply in their daily routine.
Our experts help employers ensure a smooth transition back to the workplace for employees returning from injury-related medical leave by providing recommendations for change including worksite accommodation and employee education.
We assist employers and their facility planners with space design and furniture/equipment procurement for optimal comfort and productivity.
Meet Our Ergonomist
Arlette Loeser, MA, OTR, CDMS, CIE/P, Director of Ergonomics and Injury Prevention
Arlette Loeser returned to Mount Sinai in 2014 to develop the Injury Prevention and Ergonomics program at the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health. She has more than 20 years of experience in implementation of clinical and programmatic initiatives, including programs dedicated to assistive technologies and safe patient handling. As an ergonomics expert for small to large companies, Ms. Loeser has advised in structuring and implementing return-to-work programs and educational forums for ongoing ergonomic intervention for injured workers in the office, educational, manufacturing, and health care arenas. She has worked with individuals from varied professional backgrounds including IT, journalists, musicians, photographers, security and postal workers, health care professionals, and material handlers in manufacturing.
Learn more about Ergonomics
There are varieties of ways to ensure your workstation is ergonomically correct. The following resources will aid in your set-up:
- Computer Workstation Setup Guide
- Ergonomics at Work
- Low Back Pain
- Sit to Stand Workstations
- Repetitive Stress injuries
- Get Up and Move!
- Ergonomics Newsletter (English) (Spanish) (Polish)
- Anytime Anywhere Tips
Call us at 212-824-7118 for a consultation to determine your workplace needs.