Finding the Right Fit
What should you do when you don’t have the resources to do the right thing?
While it would be great to send a professional to meet individually with each of your employees for a personalized ergo assessment, training, and recommendations to reduce musculoskeletal disorders...with EHS budgets already stretched thin, that just isn't going to happen. Unfortunately, you also know the stats — OSHA, estimates just one cumulative trauma injury costs employers an average of $82,305; and the typical Fortune 1,000 Company pays $1.3 million for every 1,000 employees in costs due to preventable ergonomics injuries.
That means you’re stuck picking from a list of bad options: doing a mass ergonomics training that is often ineffective and a logistical nightmare; hiring an expert to address a small percentage of the workforce or to work with employees who are already experiencing issues; or continuing to expose your company to the risk of costly injuries and lost productivity.
It’s a no win situation. Yet, how can you privately coach every employee in your company, including those in other locations, to prevent MSDs from occurring in the first place?
The Simple Solution
At VelocityEHS, one of our goals is to help you reach your EHS and sustainability goals faster. We design software solutions that are quickly scalable and that can be deployed enterprisewide. Our ergonomics solution allows you to provide expert, web-based online assessment and training to thousands of employees at the same time for less than it costs to support traditional live coaching programs at a single location.
Ergonomics focuses on helping workers lessen muscle fatigue, increase productivity and reduce the number and severity of work-related musculoskeletal injuries. The VelocityEHS ergonomics tool makes it easy for employees to perform self-assessments and self-correct issues. Your people can fit training into their busy schedules, with modular Training, Evaluation and Issue Resolution components that run 15-20 minutes in length and can be completed as time allows. By right fitting jobs to your workers with improved workstation layouts and workflows you set them up to achieve significant gains in productivity and job satisfaction.
Now, without leaving your desk, you can deploy and monitor an entire enterprise-wide system, monitor progress, provide remote assistance, track and report on ergonomic processes. You no longer have to choose which employees to protect, and can manage risk, control loss and contribute to your company’s bottom line in meaningful ways — through program efficiencies and reductions in worker injuries.