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5 Proven Benefits of Workplace ergonomics

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5 Proven Benefits of Workplace ergonomics

  1. 1. 5 Proven Benefits of Workplace Ergonomics
  2. 2. Is ergonomics worth the cost?
  3. 3. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries reviewed 250 ergonomics case studies to reveal the impact of ergonomics on cost savings, productivity, and product quality. What did they find?
  4. 4. Is ergonomics worth the cost? YES The study found many benefits to workplace ergonomics programs. https://www.pshfes.org/Resources/Documents/Ergonomics_cost_benefit_case_study_collection.pdf
  5. 5. Here are 5 of them: Ergonomics lowers costs Ergonomics improves productivity Ergonomics improves product quality Ergonomics improves employee engagement Ergonomics shapes a better safety culture 1 2 3 4 5
  6. 6. Ergonomics lowers costs. 1
  7. 7. Ergonomics lowers costs.1 Ergonomics reduces MSD risk factors, prevents MSDs.  MSDs account for 30% of all worker’s comp claims  Indirect costs can be up to 20 times the direct costs
  8. 8. Ergonomics improves productivity. 2
  9. 9. Ergonomics improves productivity.2 Ergonomics optimizes the work environment.  By designing a job to allow for good posture, less exertion, fewer motions and better heights and reaches, the workstation becomes more efficient.
  10. 10. Ergonomics improves product quality. 3
  11. 11. Ergonomics improves product quality.3 Ergonomic design helps you build the best possible product.  Poor ergonomics leads to frustrated and fatigued workers that don’t do their best work.  For example, a screw might not get fastened tight enough due to a high force requirement and create a product quality issue.
  12. 12. Ergonomics improves employee engagement. 4
  13. 13. Ergonomics improves employee engagement.4 Ergonomics involves your people in a worthwhile pursuit.  Employees notice when the company is putting forth their best efforts to ensure their health and safety.  If an employee does not experience fatigue and discomfort during their workday, it can reduce turnover, decrease absenteeism, improve morale and increase employee involvement.
  14. 14. Ergonomics shapes a better safety culture. 5
  15. 15. Ergonomics shapes a better safety culture.5 Ergonomics makes your employees’ lives better.  An ergonomics program demonstrates your company’s commitment to safety and health as a core value.  Healthy employee are your most valuable asset; creating and fostering the safety culture at your company will enhance the human performance of your organization.
  16. 16. Ergonomics is most effective as part of a comprehensive MSD prevention process.
  17. 17. A Total Musculoskeletal Health Solution PlusErgonomics Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace, keeping in mind the capabilities and limitations of workers. Poor worksite designleads to fatigued, frustrated and hurting workers. Asystematic ergonomics improvement process improves worksite design, removing risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal injuries and allows for improved human performance and productivity. Our onsite injury prevention specialists are Certified AthleticTrainers, and they bring the best principles of sports medicine into the workplace.This approach is driven by engaging employees one-on-one to identify and resolve the root cause of fatigue and discomfort. This model of proactive, preventive healthcare will create far more value for your organization than reactively waiting to treat the injuries that will inevitably occur in the traditional,reactive model. Reduce workplace risk factors. Reduce individual risk factors.
  18. 18. Move the Workplace Forward Implement a total musculoskeletal health solution that improves the workplace one workstation and one person at a time. Request a Free Consultation