In the general public’s perception, ergonomics is usually associated with sports or with industrial design. However, this applied science can be extremely helpful at the workplace.
From improving your employees’ wellbeing and morale to increasing savings, ergonomics can bring many significant benefits to your company.
Avoid Work-related Musculoeskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)
An ergonomics expert is your best ally when it comes to preventing Work-related Musculoeskeletal disorders (WMSDs).
These painful work-related disorders affect muscles, tendons, and nerves. Some of the most typical examples are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tension neck syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome.
Since almost all kinds of work require the use of the arms and hands, these are the parts of the body most susceptible to WMSDs. The neck, shoulders, hips, legs and back are other areas usually affected by these disorders.
Frequent and repetitive tasks and awkward positions are among the most common causes of WMSD, but these two factors can be greatly mitigated or even eliminated with the help of an expert.
Improve the Wellbeing of Employees
One of the most obvious benefits of ergonomics training is improving the wellbeing of your employees. By actively preventing WMSD your employees avoid uncomfortable symptoms such as joint stiffness, swelling and muscle tightness. Ergonomic training can also provide your employees with techniques and mindsets they can apply to their benefit also in their private lives.
Less lesions and more wellbeing for your employees lead to reduced absenteeism, which is only one of the ways your company can save money with the help or ergonomics.
In fact, there are many costs associated with WMSDs that ergonomics can reduce or even eliminate. These costs can be direct (medical costs, prescription costs, insurance premiums) or indirect (overtime, legal costs, orientation costs.) However, according to some estimates, indirect costs are three to five times more expensive than the direct cost of a claim.
Ergonomics training can also improve morale because it makes employees feel valued. Besides, reducing fatigue and discomfort is also a good way of improving employee engagement and decreasing turnover.
Our experts at CSD have a proven track record in reducing and, in some cases, eliminating Work-related Musculoeskeletal disorders regardless of the amount of years the corporate problem has existed.
Our 360° approach combines prevention and intervention to injury management and treatment protocols, which result in a marked reduction in injuries, compensation costs and capital reserves.
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