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Lower Workers' Compensation Costs With Injury Prevention and Ergonomics Training
Worker compensation costs are rising. Several states are considering changes to the workers comp laws because workplace injuries are playing havoc with business costs.
Savvy companies looking for a way to put a stop to these rising costs are using proven injury prevention programs that lower claims and insurance costs and raise productivity. Recent studies show that effective health and wellness programs have a high ROI - a $16 return for each one dollar invested.
These companies have reduced injuries and lowered costs with the FIT custom ergonomics training program:
- United Airlines - injuries down by 63%
- L.A. County Assessor's Office - injuries down by 89%
- San Jose Mercury News - workers' compensation costs reduced by $750,000
- San Jose Mercury News - lost work days has been reduced by 1,000 days
- Hillcrest Healthcare System - reduced workers compensation costs by
$2.1million over two years
What is the Backsafe® Program?
Backsafe® is an injury prevention program that teaches employees how to perform their specific jobs in a biomechanically correct manner. Specialized videos, active stretching and customized, job-based "Obstacle Course" workshops, break workers' bad habits and replace them with proper body mechanics and self-management techniques.
Backsafe® Results Speak for Themselves
Injury prevention, increased productivity and lower worker compensation costs are routinely achieved from implementation of the Backsafe® program. Backsafe® improves the quality of life both on and off the job.
"Since the Ergonomic training began in 1996, over 20,000 attendants have been trained. Back injuries decreased 63% from the program’s start to the first quarter of 1998." — United Airlines
What is the Sittingsafe® Program?
Sittingsafe® is job-specific ergonomics training designed to reduce office-based injuries and avoid repetitive strain injuries (RSI) such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Sitting at a desk all day, or working on a computer for hours, places your employees at risk. The hands-on workshops teach job-specific stretching routines to eliminate unwanted physical stress and a practical learning module that ensures all participants can adapt any workstation to be ergonomically correct for their bodies.
Sittingsafe® Results Speak for Themselves
Repetitive strain injury and back pain are reaching epidemic proportions amongst office workers. Companies that have used the SittingSafe® program report marked reductions in lost workdays and claims due to injury in the workplace.
“The F.I.T. concept of teaching biomechanics, posture, and stretching in the day-to-day environment of the employees makes so much sense. The participants loved the ergonomics training, which helped show that management did care about them. I am happy to report that we have not had a repetitive stress injury from the several hundred employees trained in over two years.” — L.A. County Assessors Office
If you're looking for ways to cut costs and improve productivity, contact FIT.