Benefits from Ergonomics

What is good ergonomics and what does it do?

‘Ergonomics’ is the science of designing environments and products to match the individuals who use them. Ergonomics applies information about human behaviour, abilities and limitations and other characteristics to the design of tools, machines, tasks, jobs and environments for productive, safe, comfortable and effective human use.

The goal of Ergonomics is to provide maximum productivity with minimal cost; in this context, cost is expressed as the physiological or health cost to the worker.

How does this increase value?

Reduced injury rates, workers compensation and lost days
Reduced cost per claim, absenteeism, errors
Increased productivity, engagement and wellness, ROI
Fast and sustainable ROI

What this means for you and your company

You can expect 1.6 ergonomic-related injuries for every 100 workers every year!*

* Based on the US National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc., for policy years 2007-2009.

Symptoms of poor ergonomics:

Muscular fatigue
Decreased productivity

Leads to:

Medical expenses
Lost workdays
Indirect cost (decreased productivity, replacement workers)