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Injury prevention services
The average work-related injury costs $36,000
What are the financial costs of an injury to a business?
After accounting for medical costs, prescriptions, disability and other expenses—the average medically-consulted work-related injury costs an employer $36,000 according to a 2009 National Safety Council study.
Plus, there are indirect costs such as training replacement employees, lost productivity and overtime, legal expenses and equipment and property repairs—which can cause the total injury cost to multiply by four to 10 times more. As such, the $36,000 injury can balloon to $180,000 to $396,000.
Suppose your company has a 10 percent operating margin—they would need to generate $1.8 to $4 million in revenue to pay for these additional expenses of a single injured employee.
This is why injury prevention—and stay-at-work and return-to-work—programs are critical.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, musculoskeletal system injuries affect more than 1.8 million workers a year with an annual cost of $54 billion to companies. North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance estimates 35 percent of injuries are caused or influenced by poor ergonomics.
Ergonomics studies the interaction and fit between the worker and his or her work environment. Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic's certified ergonomic specialists will come to your job site to assess the workplace, equipment, job tasks and workers. The specialists will provide your company with recommendations to correct any identified risk factors in an effort to prevent injuries.
The Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic ergonomics program addresses not only the traditional office setting, but also industrial settings like construction, manufacturing, healthcare, service and retail industries.
Service listErgonomic assessments and consultation
Benefits of choosing the Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic ergonomics program
Call us today to take a step toward an injury-free workplace.
Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic can assist companies with the pre-employment process. Pre-work screens offer an excellent method to assure job applicants can perform the physical demands of the job safely. In this process, they will receive education and training on safe lifting and body mechanics. Whether you have existing job descriptions or are looking to add pre-work screens to your hiring process, Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic can assist you to meet your needs.
Return to work
Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic takes pride in our ability to help injured workers return to full duty. After a prolonged leave of absence from injury, a return to work test can be completed to determine if the worker is physically capable and safe to return to their prior job duties.
Functional job analysis (FJA)
The functional job analysis (FJA) is a test that measures the physical exertions of a job such as the amount of weight an employee is required to lift, force required to perform a job task, positional tolerance or mobility needed to perform specific job duties. Functional job analysis testing can be a valuable tool in assisting your company to produce accurate job descriptions, setting up a pre-work screen process or return-to-work program to assure your workforce can perform the job competently and safely.
Fit for Duty program
This program is designed to match workers and jobs in hiring, injury prevention and return-to-work situations. It works by measuring a job's physical demands and testing a worker's ability to perform them.
Benefits of the Fit for Duty program:
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