Humanscale – Ergonomic Intervention
Too many organisations see the application of ergonomic principles as a nice-to-have or a compliance issue, rather than really considering the positive impact it can have on revenues. But this is changing. Here, we look the role of ergonomics and ROI in:
calculating ROI, via
direct costs, such as those incurred by injury, and
indirect costs, such as increased insurance premiums
payback periods, and
Using data from 250 case studies utilised in a Journal of Safety report, it is clear that the payback period for ergonomic programs can be as little as six to seven months. While findings from various researchers, including Lahiri, Hughes and Kerr, prove that there are repeatable methods to quantify the ROI of an ergonomics program, with multiple organisations detailing significant reductions in workers’ compensations claims following the implementation of such programs.