Ergonomics

Return on Investment

Last Updated: December 15, 2017

​Use of Ergonomics can save your program money and reduce injuries.

Limited resources have always forced large companies, small companies, departments, programs, and individual projects to save money.  The use of ergonomic assessments and mitigations has long proved to save money, resources, injuries, and improve worker productivity.  According to a 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal DisordersExternal Link

"It is estimated that employers spend as much as $20 billion a year on direct costs for MSD-related workers' compensation, and up to five times that much for indirect costs, such as those associated with hiring and training replacement workers. In addition to these monetary effects, MSDs often impose a substantial personal toll on affected workers who can no longer work or perform simple personal tasks like buttoning their clothes or brushing their hair."

Mission success depends on saving worker health, resources, time and money.  Below are some links and presentations that can help you do just that: