Ergonomics and Repetitive Motion Claim Prevention
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Save your company money by establishing an effective ergonomics and injury prevention plan.
This topic will provide you with a basic understanding of the theory of ergonomics and what the five most common workplace risk factors are that impact all jobs. Awareness of early signs and symptoms, and how to encourage early reporting is essential in an effective ergonomics process that works to prevent the onset of injuries leading to workers' compensation claims and rising costs. The benefits of using an ergonomics process to prevent injuries and the multiple strategies available to launch your ergonomics process to effectively drive down claims and costs will also be explained. From engaging upper management and employees, to holding supervisors and employees accountable, to educating and training your work force and enhancing the workplace environment through the implementation of ergonomic furniture and accessories. Receive a fundamental overview of why you should request an ergonomic analysis as an essential tool in managing medical-only and indemnity workers' compensation claims, what to expect from an ergonomic work site analysis, who should deliver the service and your responsibility in implementing the recommended strategies. Ms. Heller-Ono shares her 23 years of insight helping companies maximize employee productivity and health while minimizing exposure to repetitive motion injuries.
AuthorsAlison Heller-Ono, MSPT, CDA, CPDM, CIE, CPE, CMC, Worksite International, Inc.
Ergonomics ... Should We or Shouldn't We?
What Are Repetitive Motion Injuries and How Do They Relate to Ergonomics?
• Repetitive Motion Injuries and Cumulative Trauma Disorders
• Signs and Symptoms
• Definition of Ergonomics
• The Five Primary Ergonomic Risk Factors
• Secondary Factors That Contribute to Claims
• Procrastination Costs: The Financial Toll of RMIs
Establishing a "Lean" Ergonomics Process for Injury Prevention and Management
• Make It Participatory and Engaging
• Building in Accountability
• Pay Now or Pay Later
• The Role of Ergonomic Worksite Analysis and What Level of Service You Need
• Quality Control Measures of Time Management, Good Vendors and Products
Case Study: "A Prospective Study of a Macroergonomics Process Over Five Years Demonstrates Significant Prevention of Workers' Compensation Claims Resulting in Projected Savings"
Best Practices in Ergonomics to Save Millions in Claims