The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that musculoskeletal disorders comprised 30 percent of worker injury and illness cases in the U.S. in 2018, resulting in a median 12 lost workdays per case.
While not all these cases could have been prevented through improved ergonomics, with the stakes this high, most corporations are aware of the potential impact that a well-run ergonomics program can have on the bottom line. However, health and safety teams face numerous hurdles in creating and maintaining effective office ergonomics programs. While each organization is unique in its complexity and the specific challenges it faces, the pattern of similarities across successful office ergonomics programs can lend insight into practices that often lead to program success.
This guide discusses four best practices shared across successful ergonomics programs – programs that have achieved an average 45 percent reduction in risk as measured by our software – and how technology supports each component.