Risk & Business Magazine Hardenbergh Insurance Group Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 27

WORKPLACE SAFETY workplace, found that Fortune 500 companies that fully committed to ergonomic improvement were able to achieve remarkable results. Here is a sample of the study results: • • • an 80 percent reduction in days lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorder injuries a 70 percent decline in workers’ compensation expenses a 62 percent increase in productivity CUSTOM CONSULTATION You can arrange for an ergonomic consultant to personally assess your employees’ work spaces, evaluating measures like the impact of task repetition, workplace furniture requirements, postural guidelines, lifting needs, and more. The evaluation typically includes an analysis of what types of jobs are most likely to result in injury and what kinds of injuries have been reported. The consultant will then develop a fatigue management protocol and present a