Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) can significantly impact your company and slowly eat at your bottom line. These aren’t just numbers on a screen; these affect you and your company.
2.3 million Canadians reported RSI symptoms within 1 year that resulted in activity limitations. - Statistics Canada Health Reports, 2003
$1.3 - $2.0 billion dollars are spent on RSIs per year in Canada. - Alberta Employment, Immigration & Industry
37,000 lost work days from RSIs in Alberta during 2005. - WCB Alberta, 2005
$10.5 million dollars were spent in Alberta on Workers’ compensation claims for RSIs in 2006. - WCB Alberta, 2006
Implementing an ergonomics program that includes education, tailored assessments and use of ergonomic equipment, you could:
- Dramatically reduce your work related injuries and maximize health. - Amick et al, 2003
- Increase your employee productivity by 18% or more. - Amick et al, 2003
- Significantly decrease your staff turnover. - Spilling et al, 1986
$1 investment in ergonomics = $17.50 return in productivity
Businesses thrive when they invest in their employees....this isn’t a new concept. However, research has shown that taking a proactive approach and combining it with an ergonomics program can directly impact what is spent on benefits, healthcare and WCB.
Investment in your employees, benefits your business.