Ergonomics

Ergonomic Initiative program

The purpose of the the North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) Ergonomic Initiative is to reduce or eliminate cumulative-type injuries at the workplace. What typically begins as minor aches or pains, if ignored, has potential to develop into costly claims. Through the Ergonomic Initiative Program, WSI offers ND employers resources, as well as financial assistance, to address their ergonomic issues.

AIM Physical Therapy participates in this program and  is an approved provider.

Ergonomic Initiative and Ergonomic Grant Step-by-Step Process

  1. Submit a complete Ergonomic Initiative Employer Application to WSI.
  2. If approved, you will receive email notification of approval. You will also be given a list of area providers to work with throughout the program.
  3. Employer selects a provider, AIM Physical Therapy is one of these.
  4. After the final assessment from the provider has been completed, the employer is now eligible for the Ergonomic Phase II Grant Program.
  5. If equipment has been recommended through the initiative process, the employer completes the Ergonomic Phase II Grant Application requesting these recommendations.
  6. If grant application is approved, and after agreements have been signed by WSI and the employer, then the employer may order/purchase equipment.
  7. After the equipment has arrived and payment has been made, the employer submits a reimbursement request.

For more information about this program, contact AIM Physical Therapy at 701.258.7730 or North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance at 800-777-5033.