Injury Prevention Resources
At Ergo Science, we understand the importance of injury prevention. Our programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to stay safe and healthy.
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American Cast Iron Pipe Company
AMERICAN believes in taking care of its people,” says Sheri Snow, AMERICAN’s Wellness Manager. “We do it because it’s the right thing to do. But it’s also smart business. Our emphasis on fitness and nutrition helps ensure a healthy, present and committed work force.”
Voith Industrial Services
In late 2010 Voith Industrial Services, a global industrial services provider, was facing high workers’ compensation costs and increasing injury rates. Serving primarily the automotive industry, Voith embeds management and employee teams in customer...
Mid-Sized bottling company saves $4,000,000 over 4 years with Pre-Hire Employee Testing Our client manufactures and sells almost a billion containers of product annually. Employees work at multiple distribution centers and the delivery fleet consists of approximately 1,800 vehicles.
Over the past five years, P&S Transportation, an Alabama based provider of flatbed truckload transportation and logistics, has seen its driver headcount grow from 300 to nearly 1000.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there are close to 2 million people employed in the beverage manufacturing and distribution industry. As reported by OSHA, these workers are injured at a much higher rate than in other industry sectors.
Hire to Retire
Most companies with physically demanding jobs are frustrated with work-related injuries. When you look at the injury price tag it’s painful. A lost time strain or sprain averages $30-40K. And if you dive into the indirect costs associated with the lost time, productivity, etc., you can double that amount, bringing the total cost of a single injury to $60-80,000.
It’s one of the most important things everyone can do. Why? It’s a known fact that those who are less healthy are more apt to contract the virus and when they do, the symptoms are often more severe..
Slips, Trips, Falls
Slips, trips, and falls rank among the leading causes of injury, accounting for more than 8.7 million injuries per year according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. According to BLS figures, slips, trips, and falls are a major concern in the workplace, accounting for nearly a quarter of all on-the-job injuries.
Physical Abilities Testing
Workers’ compensation claims can be expensive, but few employers realize the full cost of an injury. The direct costs of an injury include workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and any costs for legal services.
Prework screening Cost-effectiveness
A total of 712 pre-hire/post offer Physical Abilities Tests were conducted on physical plant workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dramatic declines in number of injuries, total costs and mean cost per case occurred in the three-year period following program inception. Cost savings were over $18 saved per $1 spent on the program.