Dr. James McGlothlin
The Ergoman
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Ergonomics for your Business needs


A Veteran Owned and Operated Company

Find Ergonomics Solutions for Your Business

Work more comfortably with McGlothlin Ergonomics. We provide ergonomic consulting services to reduce and prevent muscular skeletal injuries and illnesses. Our services are available nationwide but we are headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our international expertise in workplace ergonomics combined with our 30 years of professional services and training in this area make us the obvious choice.

A veteran-run business, our founder, Dr. James D. McGlothlin, has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and is also a certified professional ergonomist. We provide intervention and prevention strategies to improve worker safety and health—improving the bottom line by boosting productivity and reducing waste. One of our areas of expertise is safe patient handling.

Our services include providing metrics and analysis of injury logs to identify areas of conflict, as well as intervention for musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses. Fusing experience in academia, government, and business, we are able to solve problems at any level for any entity. We have also consulted for and provided services to hundreds of companies, from large corporations to small businesses.






Helping Business Work Better Through Ergonomic Consulting

Programs & Training

Drawing on more than 35 years in business, McGlothlin Ergonomics provides a range of ergonomics programs to enhance worker health and safety at your company. From training to space redesign, we help you work healthier.

VEM Systems

Learn more about the VEM method of workplace risk assessment, invented by Dr. McGlothlin. Developed while he was at Purdue, now McGlothlin Ergonomics is bringing VEM into practice to support businesses of all sizes.


Dr. McGlothin has published hundreds of articles and was the co-editor of Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications, now in its second edition. This text covers all of the fundamentals of this important field.


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