A comprehensive Repetitive Stress Injury Prevention (RSIP) system is needed to control and mitigate the development of RSI risk in Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit (IBU) employees.

The scope of RSIP system includes:

  • A recognized method to assess the RSI risk to computer or workstation users.

  • Awareness of RSI risks to all employees.

  • Employee workstation assessment, performed by qualified evaluators, to evaluate risk, and provide a method to mitigate any identified risks.

  • A behavioral approach to encourage proper work habits and behaviors including the encouragement of early reporting of discomfort.

  • Timely response and follow through to resolution for employees with discomfort, in conjunction with medical assessment.

  • A process to ensure that ergonomic furnishings, accessories, and software are acquired to meet Company minimum standards.

As an embryo program, IBU ergonomic proactive approach has expanded to emerge as RSIP system. This system is an IBU standard accepted by management as a way to prevent RSIs. As the result of full implementation of RSIP system

  • High participation of ergonomic self assessment through Online Ergonomic Self Assessment (OES) WorkWell by employees and contractors with access to company computers.

  • Adequate number of QWE (Qualified Workstation Evaluator)

  • Ergonomic aids such as keyboard trays and adjustable chairs are available to all employees who work mostly at office.

  • Behavior Based Safety observation shows the overall ergonomics at risk behaviors tend to reduce while safe behaviors tend to increase.

  • Mandatory computer ergonomic break software installed at all computers

To maintain sustainability of RSIP system implementation, there are several area of improvement identified among others,

  • Increase the number of employees who complete the self assessment

  • Monitoring the compliance of computer generated ergonomic breaks to increase the acceptance of breaks standard.

  • Develop RSIP Online system to encourage people for early reporting and rapid response to ergonomic pain or discomfort.

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