Is it okay to ask employer to make changes to benefit an employee?

If a job requires an employee to bend and work for long hours, is it okay to ask and suggest a better way such that the employee does not have to bend and work all day. Or does an employee supposed to bend and work since that is the way they have been doing the work which requires bending. Would the employer consider employee lazy if an employee suggests something better and convenient for an employee to do the work.

Asked By: INVENTOR - 5/16/2009
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It is absolutely okay and in most companies highly encouraged. It goes along with ergonomics and Total Health Management. By spending a little bit of money to fix the problem now, the company can avoid spending a lot more in workers compensation benefits later for work-related injuries... More
Answered By: hollywood34731 - 5/16/2009
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If you have not noticed jobs are sparse, If you want to get put on the street go ahead and ask for special treatment.
Answered By: Union_Dooz - 5/16/2009
If you have a better way of doing something, go for it. Approach it from the standpoint of productiivity.
Answered By: desotobrave - 5/16/2009
Don`t forget that our workplace is as close to a kingdom as we get. They may think you are a threat later down the road turning them in for OSHA violations, or cause a rise up with employees against the employer. And don`t you dare use the U word.
Answered By: iamct01 - 5/16/2009
IF the person has a medically documented illness or deformity which makes it impossible to bend and do his job as it is required, and you CAN come up with a different way for the same job to be completed, then by all means suggest it to your boss.... BY LAW, a person with a handicapping condition or illness is (under... More
Answered By: LittleBarb - 5/16/2009
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