Office Ergonomics ROI

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Besides meeting regulations and legislation, there are financial benefits to ergonomic interventions.  The below table outlines the median benefits and return on investment (ROI) you will experience after an ergonomic assessment and implementing the recommendations:

 

Metric

Median +

WMSDs

56%

Incidence rate*

67%

Lost workdays*

80%

Restricted days*

58%

Workers’ comp costs*

70%

Cost per claim*

50%

Productivity

20%

Labor costs

32%

Scrap/errors

75%

Turnover

48%

Absenteeism

60%

Payback period

0.4 years

*Due to WMSDs (Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders)

+ Results obtained from a Washington State Study on ergonomics

The best results were seen when organizations:

  • Implemented a comprehensive program with management support.
  • Incorporated ergonomics principles in the design stage.
  • Had employees participate in planning changes.
  • Evaluated workstations and provided individualized recommendations.
  • Provided adjustable workstations and chairs with training to users.
  • Evaluated and improved lighting, glare, temperature, noise and other environmental factors.
  • Provided medical management of injury claims when they did occur.
  • Evaluated the program and made continuous improvements.