Lower Workers' Compensation Costs with Injury
Prevention and Ergonomics Training
compensation costs are rising. Several states are even 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 $1 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' comp costs
reduced by $750,000
San Jose Mercury News — lost work days
reduced by 1,000
Hillcrest Healthcare System — reduced workers'
compensation costs by $2.1 million over two years
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
Backsafe Results Speak for Themselves
Injury prevention, increased productivity and
lower workers' 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.