The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) Ergonomics Program aims to address ergonomics risks in the laboratories.
Laboratories can be unfriendly areas when it comes to ergonomics. Laboratory tasks can include awkward postures, precision work with hands, reaching, and bending forward.
DOE JGI does it again! DOE JGI won the prestigious Ergo Cup for the second time in 2010. The winning entry, “Empowering Employees in Ergonomics,” won the Cup in the Ergonomic Program Improvement Initiatives category. The DOE JGI booth was set up like a farmers market to symbolize the various ‘fresh’ ingredients of the program that come together to create a ‘healthy’ safety culture.
DOE JGI wins 2010 Ergo Cup (news release)
2013 Ergo Cup Entry (posters)
2012 Ergo Cup Entry (posters)
Participatory ergonomics focuses on the way of involving workers in decisions which directly affect their well-being. Its aim is to match the technological developments and requirements of the business to the human needs of the workforce.
Safety and Wellness
The JGI Safety and Wellness Team is a group of employees who focus on promoting safety and wellness in the workplace and at home. Formerly known as the Safety Culture Group, each member is an advocate of safety and ergonomics and engages in activities that promote healthy living, wellness, and sustainability. Learn more about the SWELL Team here. For more information about the SWELL Team, please contact Christine Naca.