Cost-Benefit and ROI Information
- Studies indicate that ergonomics interventions (self assessment, one-on-one evaluations, training and ongoing coaching) have the greatest impact on preventing musculoskeletal injuries and disease, reducing discomfort, improving productivity, and reducing ergonomic injury costs. With a $365 annual investment for an employee earning $65,000 annually, the 1 year ROI is 534% with the payback period in 2.2 months.
- There is a minimum 5% savings gain allowance for productivity: If a worker is in their “comfort zone,” we assume a gain of 3 minutes per hour of productive work because of eased work related pain and discomfort. Over the course of one year for a full time worker, that’s a gain of 100 hours. For a workforce of 3000, that gain is 300,000 hours or equivalent to 150 full-time workers.
- Cisco and Accenture studies (10,000 employees participating in survey)
- Employees in persistent discomfort – pulled off task 5 minutes out every 15 minutes
- Lost time/day/employee: 2.6 hours; Lost time/week/employee: 13 hours
Finding an employees “comfort zone” is cost effective and cutting WC costs.
Steve Thompson, ARM