Overview : This webinar will provide you with a basic understanding of the theory of ergonomics and what the five most common workplace risk factors is that impact all jobs.
Awareness of early signs and symptoms, and how to encourage early reporting is essential in an effective ergonomics process that works to prevent the onset of injuries leading to workers’ compensation claims and rising costs. The teleconference also explains the benefits of using an ergonomics process to prevent injuries and the multiple strategies available to launch your ergonomics process to effectively drive down claims and costs. From engaging upper management and employees, to holding supervisors and employees accountable, to educating and training your work force and enhancing the workplace environment through the implementation of ergonomic furniture and accessories. This teleconference will also provide a fundamental overview of why you should request an ergonomic analysis as an essential tool in managing medical only and indemnity workers’ compensation claims, what to expect from an ergonomic worksite analysis, who should deliver the service and your responsibility in implementing the recommended strategies. Following this teleconference, you will be energized by a new awareness on how to prevent repetitive motion injuries through cost-saving ergonomics and workers’ compensation management strategies in your workplace.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- I. Ergonomics: Is it the Law?
II. What Are Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMI) and How Do They Relate to Ergonomics?
- Repetitive Motion Injuries and Cumulative Trauma Disorders
- Signs and Symptoms
- Definition of Ergonomics
- The Five Primary Ergonomic Risk Factors
- Secondary Factors That Contribute to Claims
- Procrastination Costs: The Financial Toll of RMIs
III. Establishing a "Lean" Ergonomics Process for Injury Prevention and Management
- Make it Participatory
- Building in Accountability
- Pay Now or Pay Later
- The 3 Levels of Ergonomic Worksite Analysis
- Quality Control Measures for Best Results: The Importance of Time Management, Good Vendors and Products
- IV. Successful Outcomes of an Ergonomics Process: A Significant Case Study
- V. Best Practices in Ergonomics to Save Millions in Claims
- VI. Questions
Benefits: We all know how to do our jobs, but no one has ever taught us how to work…. safely". While there have been attempts to federally regulate ergonomics, these have failed in all but one state, California, which has the only active OSHA regulation to protect workers from repetitive motion injuries. With this in mind, employers however are encouraged to voluntarily support an active ergonomics process within their workplace to prevent and manage injuries more effectively. Contrary to popular belief, injury prevention and safety is not common sense. In order to be common sense, the issues must be commonly taught and commonly practiced. Unfortunately, ergonomics and injury prevention are not commonly taught or practiced; as a result, your employees, whether in the office setting or in an industrial setting, are susceptible to repetitive motion injuries simply as a result of the nature of the work that they perform.
Live : $145.00
Corporate live : $595.00
Recorded : $195.00