Ergonomics Benefits $29.00 for Every $1.00 Spent

Ergonomics Benefits $29.00 for Every $1.00 Spent

A team of economists and ergonomists from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries evaluated data on existing ergonomics programs in the workplace. The observed average reductions Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders were: Frequency of injuries was reduced 50%, Cost of injuries was reduced 64%. Individual control measures such as lift assist devices, workstation redesign, and tool […]

Promote stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW)

Promote stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW)

Prepared for U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has a strong interest in advancing policies and programs that promote positive stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) outcomes for workers who experience an injury or illness that challenges their ability to work. Building on progress made in the previous two years, in […]

Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise to Four-Week High

Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise to Four-Week High

Per the article below, return to work services are more important. Consider doing all you can to assess your injured workers’ abilities along with ‘disabilities’ as the more you know about your employee the greater the opportunity for returning and keeping that employee. Offer free testing to the affected employee. Start the process sooner vs. […]

Top 10 Myths of Return to Work Issues

Top 10 Myths of Return to Work Issues

Myths about returning employees to work after an accident or injury. 1) Employees must be able to do 100 percent of their job tasks before returning to work. Reality: Not so. Employees regain their ability to work incrementally and can therefore transition back into the workplace gradually. In most cases, work tasks can be modified for […]