On August 14th, several salary employees from OHAP had the opportunity to work on the production line as operators. At OHAP, the goal of Ergo Day is to get volunteers from each department to work on the line for an entire shift.
Each volunteer works with the regular operator — which increases the understanding of the current ergonomic issue as well as a typical day on the production line. Volunteers are asked to fill out a survey with questions about their experience, recommendations for the operation they volunteered on and for the process of Ergo Day itself.
In addition to creating a better understanding of ergonomic issues, the day also serves as a great morale builder for the plant. Operators have said they "gain more respect for the salaried folks that volunteer on jobs”. The volunteers themselves have said the day was a "enlightening experience" and they thought it was an "excellent morale builder". Some also think getting "suppliers, quality and leadership even more involved" could be beneficial to resolving current issues.