The UH Ergonomics Assessment And Improvement Process
Preventing Manual Material Handling and Repetitive Motion Injuries
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average of 650,000 work-related musculoskeletal disorders per year, resulting in costs to employers of over 20 billion dollars. In fact, $1 of every $3 of workers’ compensation costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders. The average cost of this type of injury is $8,070 compared to $4,075 for all other types of work-related injuries. The indirect costs of ergonomic-related injuries (including absenteeism, staff replacement and retraining, productivity and/or quality) are three to five times higher as well.
United Heartland is committed to helping you prevent these types of injuries through a sound ergonomics assessment and improvement process. Our expertise and resources can help you acquire and implement proven strategies to:
- Reduce workplace injuries
- Improve safety
- Protect your workforce
- Increase productivity
- Boost profitability
The primary difference between traditional ergonomics assistance offered by the competition and the UH method is how we lead you through each step of the process. We focus on the specific causes of loss by:
- Analyzing past loss experience to focus and prioritize the ergonomic assessment
- Performing a comprehensive ergonomics evaluation
- Developing an ergonomics action plan outlining the steps to achieve effective changes
- Taking a detailed approach to lead you through the process to identify the most beneficial outcomes possible
The ultimate objective of the UH solution is to proactively identify ergonomic loss exposures and develop long-term solutions that address these issues. Our strategies seek to improve your ergonomic process before an injury occurs.
We’ve developed this marketing piece on the subject, which we encourage you to read and share with others in your organization. Let us teach you how to build a strong ergonomics program or maximize an existing one — in any industry. Contact your Loss Control representative or call us at 800-258-2667 today.