Preventing Soaring Workers Compensation Costs and Work Related Injuries
Healthcare costs are rising. Insurance premiums are soaring. We hear about it every day from every media outlet we encounter. We feel the pinch, personally. According to the 2010 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the cost of the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2008 amounted to $53.42 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs, averaging more than one billion dollars per week. These injuries are labeled as overexertion injuries and include excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding and carrying. These simple tasks aren’t so ordinary when they are attached to a $53.42 billion dollar price tag, costing businesses $13.40 billion in direct costs. Billions of dollars whirling down the drain hurts. It hurts us. It hurts the economy and our businesses. It hurts our families, and it hurts the employee who lost both his mobility and his income all from a work-related injury. What hurts even more is knowing that most injuries could have been avoided in the first place if an effective ergonomic process was implemented.
So how can your company reduce the ergonomic risk associated with these kinds of activities? Join our 60-minute webinar titled, “Ergonomics for Manual Material Handling” today, May13 at 2 p.m. Register Now.