Pocket Ergo® works on any computer with an internet connection. It is an internet based software program that contains office and industrial ergonomic assessment tools and guidelines. It will help you improve ergonomics, quality, and productivity at your workplace by using standard and accepted tools for assessing ergonomic risk.
This software is made for Ergonomists, Industrial Engineers, Safety Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, Physical Therapists, Safety Professionals, Health Care Professionals, etc. It runs on Windows 7, XP, ME, 98, & 2000 Personal Computers, making it ideal for field assessments. All results can be saved as unique file names and imported to MS Word or other word processing programs.
- Hazard Control Methodologies
- Computer Workstation Quick Configure Calculator
- THS Office Assessment Checklist
- OSHA Office Assessment Checklist
- Anthropometry (Standing and Seated)
- Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (1994)
- Utah Back Compressive Force Model
- Push Force Calculator (Snook)
- Pull Force Calculator (Snook)
- Carry Force Calculator (Snook)
- RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Assessment)
- REBA (Rapid Entire Body Assessment)
- Strain Index (SI)
- Grip and Pinch Strength
- Industrial Ergo/Material Handling Assessment Checklists
- Guide to Performing Industrial Ergonomics Assessments
We will email you your access instructions after your purchase. 30 day money back guarantee - if you are not satisfied we will issue a full refund.
Click the following link to sign up for a fully functional four month trial of Pocket Ergo® that works on any web browser. Be sure to register then click on the confirmation email you will receive after registering.
Move your cursor over the "Industrial" and "Office" text on the top of the page then click on the tools in the drop down menu. For technical support, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that we also have a Pocket Ergo® with Android Tablet Option.
The purchase of the web version allows for two years access including all upgrades and additional tools that will be added to Pocket Ergo® over time. After two years, you can extend your access for $89 for a two year renewal.
Each assessment tool includes an instruction section and a brief description of how and when to use the tool. Basic familiarity with the various assessment tools is assumed. More comprehensive information can be obtained through the original sources which are listed as references in each tool.
**REBA - Rapid Entire Body Assessment**
REBA was developed as a method to assess the risk of postures that can lead to work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a variety of jobs and postures. REBA is best used when assessing jobs that require workers to assume awkward postures. A team of ergonomists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses collected and analyzed over 600 postural examples to help produce REBA. It integrates dynamic and static posture force factors, coupling, issues, and gravity-assisted upper limb factors. The process of completing a REBA assessment is very similar to the RULA process.
**UBCF - Utah Back Compressive Force**
The UBCF Model is a simple but useful tool for estimating the risk associated with manual materials handling. It can be used to assess one handed lifts and lifts that aren't symmetric (Note: the NIOSH lifting equation is only valid on two handed lifts with symmetrically loaded hands). One study of automotive assembly jobs found that only 57% of jobs that required lifting qualified for analysis using the NIOSH lifting equation. The UBCF is based on a one time lift and does not account for lift frequency. It is relatively simple and quick to apply in the field. Safe back compressive force limits are based on the same limits established by the NIOSH lifting equation.
The Strain Index (SI) is an analysis approach for estimating injury risk to the distal upper extremities (hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow). It is best used on hand intensive tasks like assembly tasks. The SI score is highly related to the force/intensity exerted by the hand and wrist. Note that this is a significant distinction between the SI and the posture dependent RULA score. The SI score defines injury risk and can help prioritize job improvements among several jobs.
**Grip and Pinch Strength**
The grip and pinch strength tool calculates the one-time grip or pinch strength capacity for the dominant hand on males and females. On the input screen, definitions for the input values are provided. Useful design guidelines and corrective action
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Understanding the limitations of the program as set out above, the entire liability of The Human Solution and authors of the program, or resellers of The Human Solution Products, or their representatives, for any reason, shall be limited to the amount you paid to The Human Solution, or to an authorized retailer for the software program. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, The Human Solution and their representatives will not be liable to you for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to damages for loss of business, loss of profits and the like), whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if The Human Solution and/or their representatives' has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The Human Solution and their representatives' total liability to you for actual damages for any cause whatsoever will be limited to the amount paid by you for the software program. Some states do not allow the limitation and/or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Pocket Ergo is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with a Certified Professional Ergonomist or other qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances.
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Conducting ergonomic analysis involves risk. In no event should the contents of this software and the analysis information generated be construed as an express or an implied promise, guarantee or implication by or The Human Solution or its representatives that the user will correctly analyze a job, product, human, or any other subject of analysis. No such promises, guarantees or implications are given and this programs results are not an indication of an exact finding. This program and any add-ins are to be used for informational purposes, and assume that the user has a good understanding of ergonomics, safety, and risk assessment.
This software and the information presented on the www.thehumansolution.com website are published with the understanding that the author and publisher are not engaged in rendering legal services, and do not offer individual risk assessment legal advice. Since each individual's situation is unique, a qualified professional should be consulted before making ergonomic risk assessment decisions. The information provided by Pocket Ergo®, add-ins, and at the www.thehumansolution.com site is neither comprehensive nor appropriate for every individual. Do not rely solely on Pocket Ergo® and add-in for making ergonomic related decisions. This software and website is provided on the express condition, to which all making use thereof assent, that no liability shall be incurred by Square Grove LLC, The Human Solution, or any of its owners, employees, contractors, or suppliers for any loss, whether direct or indirect, incidental or consequential, arising from use of any information, materials or software.
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