Founded in 1973, Auburn Engineers, Inc. specializes in business solutions for ergonomic problems. Our primary goal is to help our clients provide their workers with safe and healthy workplaces while remaining competitive and profitable in an ever-changing marketplace. To us, ergonomics is a powerful tool that can vastly enhance overall human and business performance.

Auburn Engineers works with thousands of companies around the globe. Our clients range from small to large multi-national, Fortune 100 enterprises - in all major industries. We are the firm of choice for Corporate Ergonomists, Engineers and Health and Safety professionals – for software, consulting, training, design and ergonomics management expertise.

Ergo Module

Auburn Engineers has teamed up with Realtime Apps to deliver an Ergo Module offering to the platform.

49 Risk Factors

In depth analysis, scoring, and improvements for shop related ergonomic risk factors.

Quick Scan

Multi-level scanning tools to get quick and accurate job assessments.

Ergo Job Analyzer

Dig into all 49 risk factors utilizing this one of kind assessment.

Reduce Risk

Get real results with guided implementation and re-evaluation.

Charts & Reports

Visualize results using customizable dashboards and charts.

Detailed Help

Instructional information and visualizations available at every risk.

Video Training

Online training videos to assist at every level of analysis.

Fully Responsive

Optimized performance whether users are using a desktop, tablet, or other smart devices.

Ergonomics Consulting

We solve ergonomics problems and discover ways to improve productivity and quality within business operations.

Program Audits & Surveys

An effective ergonomics program can pay enormous dividends to companies making a commitment to sound ergonomics practices. However, if opportunities for improvement exist but are not identified, potential savings to the bottom line may be left on the production, office, or distribution floor. We have extensive experience in program development and analysis from start up to the advanced stages. This experience gives us the ability to perform effective reviews of your existing ergonomics program, thereby defining those shining stars. Let us help you increase your program's effectiveness and assist in taking it to a higher level.

Baseline Audit
We will report on how your ergonomics program activities compare to minimum acceptable standards. Areas of opportunity will be identified, and general recommendations for improvement will be provided. A report will be issued.

Ergonomics Program Assessment
We will report on how your ergonomics program compares to Best Practices. Areas of opportunity will be highlighted and recommendations provided to improve them. A report will be issued.

Ergonomics Program Audit
We will report on how your ergonomics program compares to a Culture Driven Program. Areas of opportunity will be highlighted and recommendations provided to improve them. A report will be issued.

Ergonomics Survey of Operations
Our Report will include: (1) a general assessment of ergonomics practices on the production floor. General opportunities are identified and recommendations are made, (2) a list of all the jobs surveyed including a score for each. Explanation is provided for the basis of the scores along with actions steps for improvement, and (3) a list of the Top 12 problem jobs, with the ergonomics concerns for each. Recommended approaches that may be used to resolve the concerns will also be included.

Support to Corporate Ergonomists

We understand the challenges faced by corporate ergonomists today. The changing face of business requires more support to a wider internal customer base. To put it simply, there is not enough time or expertise for one person, or group to sufficiently handle all the situations that arise within a company. Our ergonomics team, with backgrounds in medicine, science, and engineering, has extensive experience in a wide variety of manufacturing, office, design, and production settings. When you contact us to assist with a challenging opportunity, your company will receive the best, most comprehensive, ergonomics consulting service available.

Job Analysis Options

Ergonomics-related problems come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We recognize that all situations cannot be evaluated using the same techniques and tools. The ability to apply an ergonomic eye, ranging from broad to very detailed, enables us to tailor an evaluation process and offer recommendations that make sense to your company initiatives and your budget. Our highly experienced ergonomists value the opportunity to work with your company to solve ergonomics problems that may be causing lost production or lost time due to injuries.


Training & Courses

Introduction to Ergonomics

A solid understanding of the subject is critical to the success of any ergonomics program. This is especially true for ergonomics or safety committee members who lead the program and applies to the general population in more general terms. Together, they insure the success of a company initiative. We have developed An Introduction to Ergonomics as a resource to provide this introduction. Recognizing the different degrees of exposure needed, we have developed this course in 3 formats, Basic, Advanced, and Workshop levels. Depending on the unique needs of your company, we can provide this introductory training course, putting your ergonomics program on the fast track to success.

Controlling Injuries

The ability to recognize ergonomics risk factors is critical to reducing ergonomics related injuries. Controlling Ergonomics Injuries teaches participants to identify work practices that lead to injury, and resolve them. Based upon the needs of your company, this training course is offered in Basic, Advanced, and Workshop Levels. These courses differ in two primary areas. The first difference is the amount of contact time with participants, and secondly is the expected skill level developed through this training. The more skilled employees become in identifying risk factors, the more valuable they become to your company’s ergonomics initiatives.

Identifying & Eliminating Hazards

Identifying and Eliminating Ergonomics Hazards training process assists in recognizing ergonomics risk factors and introduces an easy-to-use problem solving process. This process drives your team to solve and eliminate ergonomics-related problems in your operations. Depending upon your company’s needs this course is available in basic, advanced, and workshop formats, ranging from developing skills in risk factors identification and the problem solving process, to actual Kaizen type events with teams working on site-based problems.

Preventing Hazards

The best time to control hazards is before they enter the workplace. We have developed Preventing Ergonomics Hazards to assist companies in the design, selection, and implementation process. Depending on the amount of contact time available, participants can learn more advanced use of our ergonomic design tools. The DF Ergo – Design for Ergonomics and Ergonomics Design Guidelines provide participants with the ability to anticipate, qualify, prioritize, and prevent problems; and participate in a design event at the workstation, tool, product, and manufacturing cell level.


Ergonomics Design Guidelines

A comprehensive, one-of-a-kind reference delivers quick, factual, important design criteria regarding ergonomically correct workstations, jobs, tasks, tools, equipment, and facilities. And best of all, it's delivered just the way your engineers and designers want it in a single, easy-to-use manual full of simplified explanations, tables, charts, graphs, illustrations, and checklists.

Solving Ergonomics Problems

A comprehensive problem solving tool kit, containing a tiered surveillance system that is utilized by Auburn Engineers. The purpose of this document is to assist the individual or team through the ergonomic problem solving process.

Be able to:

  • Identify problem jobs in the facility
  • Identify ergonomic risk factors and root causes
  • Develop solutions to resolve the ergonomics problems.

Ergonomics Program Management

A manual containing complete discussion of an ergonomics program. It provides a brief introduction to ergonomics and then describes the elements of a good ergonomics program. It also includes information on managing, justifying, organizing and planning your ergonomics program. If you are just beginning your ergonomics program, then this will help you get off on the right foot. If you already have an ergonomics program at your facility, then use this material to review and improve your program


  • Integrated Plan For An Occupational Ergonomics Program
  • Top Ten Reasons Ergonomics Programs Fail
  • Selling Ergonomics To Management
  • Assessing Your Ergonomics Program
  • A Model Ergonomics Program
  • Baseline Audit

Selling Ergonomics To Management

A tool designed to help you determine what is important to management and to be prepared to defend your ergonomics proposals and plans.

How many times have you thought, "How do I get management to do ergonomics?" or better yet, "How do I MAKE management do this stuff?"
Management does what makes sense to a manager. Using a manager's viewpoint, ask yourself if you need to do anything about ergonomics, and if so, what? Then prepare a proposal showing costs and whether those costs can be justified. Document the results and plan a strategy.

People at Work

An overview of ergonomics presented in a straight forward, easy-to-understand manner. The versatile examples and numerous illustrations provide valuable information about ergonomics to all company personnel - from production line workers to vice presidents. An important tool for any industry or organization.

With more than 60 pages of ergonomics information, this publication covers topics such as:

  • Work Posture
  • Workplace
  • Seating
  • Hand Tools
  • Manual Materials Handling
  • Displays and Controls
  • Physical Workload
  • Working Conditions
  • Shiftwork
  • Video Display Terminals
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders

Assessing Your Ergonomics Program

The program assessment tool that sets the standard for high quality ergonomics programs. Used by all major corporations.

This assessment is designed to help you assess the overall quality of your site ergonomics program. The instrument was designed based on experience gleaned from many ergonomics programs reviewed during the past two decades. It permits the qualification of eight different aspects of the ergonomics program and of the overall program.

The old adage "You don't manage what you can't measure." was the reason for the development of this assessment. Management needs a quantitative means of assessing the quality of the ergonomics program. This assessment provides that tool.

This assessment is designed to "measure from the finish line" rather than from the starting line. Many ergonomics programs have initial success with changes to several of the worst jobs, but then lose their momentum and stall. This assessment presents a quantitative measuring system for a comprehensive ergonomics program. A relatively new program should not score well. That is what is meant by "measure from the finish line."

The Top Ten Ways Ergonomics Programs Fail

The results of a study conducted by Auburn Engineers show that 23 of 40 ergonomics programs were "Floundering." Floundering was a term used to describe a program that was either in complete failure or was not providing a return commensurate with the time and money being allocated to it. Use this handy publication to identify the top ten reasons why programs fail then implement the recommended solutions to make your ergonomics program successful.

Successful ergonomics programs:

  • Provide a solid foundation with good planning and effective program management
  • Create initial high-value successes
  • Maintain accountability
  • Develop the right working nucleus of people, structure, knowledge, process and results
  • Expand and integrate the process to become a positive part of the business culture.

Contact Us

Would you like to know more? You can contact us at:

Auburn Engineers, Inc.
Main Office PO Box 3038
Auburn, AL 36831