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The impact on your business from Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), through both direct and indirect costs will affect your bottom line.


MSD injuries:

• Account for 29% of all work-related injuries
• Incur an average cost of $13,492, and
• Result in highest median days away from work (18 days) 

 

The above direct cost of injuries are only the ‘tip of the iceberg' as hidden costs associated with injuries are 3 – 5 times more.* 

With MSD discomfort or injury, your business will incur hidden costs such as: 

• Quality loss,
• Replacing and training workers, and              
• Increased insurance premiums 
                      

 *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 4, 2009


 For ergonomics assistance or questions, contact me now, at 425-248-8490, or info@ergosavvy.com

 


Last updated on August 23, 2010 by Ellen Meyer