Repetitive Strains Lead to Disability Claims
Most office workers spend the majority of their days in front of a computer, which can take a toll on the body. A recent University of Sydney study found this especially true for employees who spend more than eight hours per day on a computer, with 85% with neck pain, 74% with shoulder pain, and 70% with lower back pain. 1
The impact on the employer is seen both in lost productivity and increased health expenditures. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) reported that almost 30% of workers’ compensation claims are due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders, like nerve damage from typing. And not only do we all know how focus and motivation can plummet when we are in pain, but the same BLS report showed that each disability claim left employees off work for a median of 10 days due to their injuries. 2
About Our Program
Ergonomics is the science of adapting the workplace to the worker, instead of forcing the worker to adapt to the workplace. In an office setting, this usually refers to how the employee interacts with the computer, taking into account the capabilities of the employee and their daily tasks, to maximize productivity and prevent work-related muscle-strain disorders.
Our team of specialized health professionals work with your company to implement an ergonomic program that will decrease employee injuries, increase productivity and save you money.
Our Ergonomic Program Offers:
Your employees are provided with tools to mitigate injury risks and create a safe working environment. Each employee receives training materials and tips as well as a checklist of recommendations they can follow to quickly instill safety and reduce insurance costs.
Our Ergonomics program can provide a measurable tracking system to identify the level of adherence and risk reduction for each individual. A tracking system helps your organization identify high-risk individuals in addition to high-risk work environments and provides programs and solutions to lower these risks.
Offered through our partner Optimal Performance Consultants.