Ergonomics in the Workplace - Office Ergonomics Assessment

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Small office ergonomics issues quickly become big problems

1/3rd of workers’ compensation costs are from ergonomic injuries = $18 billion each year.

-Occupational Safety and Health Administration

compensation costs are from ergonomic injuries

Poor Ergonomics in the Workplace Defined…

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Excessive Force

lifting objects or people, pushing or pulling heavy loads

Overuse and Repetitive Motion

performing the same motion for long periods of time with improper technique

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Awkward Positions

postures that place stress on the body (sitting, standing, kneeling, squatting, bending)

Localized Pressure

direct pinch points on a body part over time (forearm resting on desk)

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Cold Temperatures

greatly increases the risk of injuries (air conditioned or refrigerated environments)

Vibration

damages capillaries in hands/arms requiring more force to control tools

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Combined Risk Factors

more than one risk factor together has an exponential impact on injury risks

Conditions Related to Poor Ergonomics

Eye strain

Headaches

Fatigue

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Back/Neck Pain

Shoulder Pain

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Long-term Health Consequences​

Long-term Health Consequences

Advanced Spinal Degeneration

Productivity Plummets

Heightened Risk of Injury

Lowered Metabolic Rate

Higher Rates of Employee Absenteeism

Irreversible Damage

Respiratory Dysfunction

Postural Aging

$18 billion

in direct workers’ compensation costs annually due to poor ergonomics.

-Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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lost workdays are a result of poor ergonomics related injuries

33%

of all lost workdays are a result of ergonomics related injuries.

-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

3.2 million

overexertion injuries annually = 1 per every 100 U.S. employees.

-National Business Group on Health

neck pain

Big Problem...Simple Solution

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Early detection and intervention can limit injury severity, improve the effectiveness of treatment, minimize the likelihood of disability or permanent damage, and reduce workers compensation claims.

Recognize Warning Signs

Shaking or rubbing hands/arms

Wearing braces (back, wrist, ankle)

Rolling of shoulders

Modifying tools or workspaces

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A Successful Ergonomics Program

Clear goals/objectives

Involve employees

Management support

Identify problem areas

Implement solutions

Measure/evaluate progress

3:1 to 15:1

ROI on an ergonomics program = median of $4.41 per $1 spent.

- North American Staying at Work Report

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< 1 year

average payback period for implementing a program.

- The Journal of Safety Research

$27,700

saved per repetitive motion workers’ compensation case (carpal tunnel syndrome, back/neck pain, etc).

- North American Staying at Work Report

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$16,500

reduction in average cost per injury claim.

- U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

54%

increase in productivity resulted from an ergonomics program.

- The American Posture Institute

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94%

reduction in employee turnover resulted from an ergonomics program.

- The American Posture Institute

67%

drop in absenteeism from MSDs due to an ergonomics program.

- The American Posture Institute

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93%

reduction in workers’ compensation costs after implementing an ergonomics program.

- The American Posture Institute

Minimal Investment

1 hour of training/evaluation and $25 per employee.

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Engage Employees with Proper Ergonomics

to assess their own workstations using our intuitive tools.

Risk Profiles

are aggregated and based on work type, environment, and equipment that enable predictable intervention costs.

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