Do your employees sometimes struggle to keep up, work in contorted postures, or experience physical discomfort due to job demands?  Do you see injuries in your transportation and distribution operations from whole-body vibration, ingress/egress from trucks, dock work, or warehouse operations?

Industrial Ergonomics

Enhance your company’s overall quality, productivity, employee performance, and profitability!

QP3 ErgoSystems can help your company’s efforts to improve your operations through better ergonomics, safety, machine guarding, industrial hygiene, and property protection assessments and training. We also complete physical job demand analyses to help our clients more effectively return injured employees to work.

Noise and Airborne Chemical Exposures
Industrial hygiene assessments identify risks that can affect employees’ long-term health as defined by OSHA and the American Council of Government and Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).  Our assessment reports provide recommendations, to reduce the risk for long-term illnesses.

We look forward to working with you and your team to assess your work environment. You will receive a comprehensive action plan that addresses the areas that need improvement, so you can minimize your risk, improve employee potential and maximize client satisfaction.

Good to Know!

QP3 helps clients comply with the OSHA General Duty Clause, Minnesota Ergonomics Standard, the Cal/OSHA Ergonomics Standard for General Industry, Mandatory IIPP Standard, and the occupationally-specific Cal/OSHA Housekeeper MIPP Standard.

Contact us today to learn how we can help your company comply with these Standards.

QP3 ErgoSystems has a subcontract affiliation with a GSA Advantage Schedule Holder with 43 U.S.C. 1626(e) status and “8(a) Program” Sole-Sourcing capabilities, which allows QP3 ErgoSystems to provide ergonomics services to state and federal agencies.


  • Comply with Environmental, Health & Safety regulations
  • Make your operations more efficient and profitable
  • Improve product and service quality
  • Keep your employees and visitors safe
  • Protect lives and property
  • Protect the environment



in the Marketplace and…

Happy Workers are Healthy Workers

as a Great Place to Work!

Ergonomics assessments observe employees as they work, to find risks that may cause injuries, but also task components that may also affect product quality, process or employee productivity, a non-profit’s ability to operate, or a for-profit company’s ability to attract and retain investors. Ergonomics assessments also include recommendations to address these risks (and opportunities) to reduce injuries, illnesses, material, and labor costs

Noise and Airborne Chemical Exposures
Industrial hygiene assessments identify risks that can affect employees’ long-term health as defined by OSHA and the American Council of Government and Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). These assessments also identify administrative controls, to reduce the risk for long-term illnesses

Hazardous Materials Management

Hazardous Materials Management assessments review how an organization stores, uses and discards any chemicals anywhere onsite. The assessment report provides recommendations to help organizations avoid killing or seriously injuring an employee, guest, or visitor, or damaging the environment we all share.

Machine Guarding
Machine guarding assessments identify operations that can cause the loss of life or limb of machine operators, employees and visitors, and ways that existing machine guarding may be consciously circumvented. The recommendations that are provided help companies reduce risks to life, limb, and property.

Material Handling
Material handling is a key factor that results in expensive and debilitating back injuries. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the cost of a fractured spine is between $100,000 and $1,000,000.  Thus it is critical for companies to control their material handling exposures.

OSHA Compliance & Employee Safety
OSHA’s mission is to ensure that employees work in a safe and healthful environment by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. They must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards.

Property/Fire Protection
Protecting life and property is a key responsibility of any organization, and our consultants know what to look for, and where to look for it. Making sure that employees, guests and visitors can safely evacuate a structure in a fire, making sure that fire suppression and sprinkler systems are regularly tested and in good working order is key to protecting life, property, and your business.

General Liability Assessments
General liability assessments help to protect you and your company from risks that other people may be exposed to when they are on your property, whether as a visitor or as a paying guest or client. GL assessments help companies protect their reputations in the marketplace, no matter what they do or where they are.

Product Liability Assessments
Product liability assessments are used to identify possible ways a product can be misused and lead to injury or death, and to help companies identify ways to make their products safer, thus protecting their reputations in the marketplace.

Minnesota and Cal/OSHA Ergonomics Standards
Minnesota and California have their own sets of unique Ergonomics rules and regulations.

California has the Ergonomics Standard for General Industry, the Suitable Seating Standard, and the occupationally-specific Hotel Housekeeper Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP) Standard.  Minnesota has an ergonomics standard that will apply to warehouse and distribution centers with over 100 employees, meat and poultry processors with over 100 employees, and to all healthcare facilities, nursing homes, and outpatient clinics.


  • Employee & supervisor awareness
  • Ergonomics Team Training (one- or multi-day courses)
  • Process & Design Engineer (one- or multi-day courses)

Hazardous Materials Management
Employees and managers must know how to safely use, handle and dispose of any chemicals used onsite, per stringent state and federal environmental protection rules and regulations

Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Training is required of employees who may be exposed to dangerous pathogens carried in various bodily fluids, and which pose an extreme risk to life, and physical and mental health. Proper training and procedures help to reduce the risk of inadvertent contact with bloodborne pathogens, as well as how to avoid cross-contamination of other surfaces with pathogens, to which visitors and guests may be inadvertently exposed.

Hazardous Materials Management
Employees and managers must know how to safely use, handle and dispose of any chemicals used onsite, per stringent state and federal environmental protection rules and regulations

Machine Guarding
Employees and managers must know and understand the importance of machine guarding and the risks of bypassing guarding, removing guarding, or disabling interlocks and other safeguards

OSHA 10- & 30-hour and Employee Safety courses
These courses are designed to provide certain levels of required OSHA training to employee groups in all industries.

Onsite engineering and design consultations helps companies to modify tools, processes, and equipment, to reduce risks to employees, improve employee efficiency, and help to provide a higher quality product, whether the product is something that is manufactured, a service that is provided, or someone’s guest room for a night or a year or more.

Our services also review projects and processes in the design stages, to identify risks to the lives, limbs, and property of employees, consumers, visitors, guests, and neighbors. Thorough hazard analyses are critical to the long-term success of companies and their reputations in the marketplace.  World history reminds us of preventable disasters such as The Titanic, Bhopal, the Exxon Valdez, Piper-Alpha in the North Sea, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and others.

Ergonomic Resources

Kaizen Project Facilitation
Kaizen projects bring a dedicated team together for several days to focus on a specific operation or process, from analysis to the development of improvement options, to testing of prototype improvements, to formal presentations to a facility, BU, and/or corporate leadership.

Ad Hoc Ergonomics Team Facilitation
Ad hoc ergonomics teams are brought together to assess specific challenges, and while similar to the Kaizen teams, are less intensely focused, and could be together for several weeks or months.

Formal Ergonomics Team Facilitation
Formal ergonomics teams receive baseline training over two to three days, then apply that knowledge to assessing identified processes and tasks and developing recommendations. The most successful teams schedule three to four subsequent facilitation sessions in the two to three months immediately after the initial training, to practice and internalize, with further coaching, the skills acquired.

Effective Industrial Ergonomics™ is a full-length, customized course designed to help people with a wide variety of experiences to identify ergonomic issues in the workplace that affect quality, productivity, performance and profitability.  The course lasts one to two days depending upon client needs and is tailored to a location or client, with time spent both in the classroom and on the production floor as the classroom concepts are applied to actual situations.

Speaking Engagements

Have an event or conference coming up? ErgoSystems founder, Tim Pottorff, is an engaging speaker and expert on risk management.

“Tim Pottorff (founder of QP3 ErgoSystems) was instrumental in providing a comprehensive ergonomics assessment at the Dentsply Manufacturing Plant. He provided a detailed report including simple solutions to make operations efficient and safe. Tim is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with,  and understands nuances in manufacturing and operations. He has an uncanny knack for providing simple solutions to the most complex problems. He has a passion for safety and certainly goes above and beyond to help his clients. ” ~ Sarang Kortikar, Value Stream Manager