Managing Safety and Health Exposures: Ergonomic Action

Managing ExposuresFew business expenses have sky rocketed like the cost of healthcare. That’s why it’s important to manage the safety and health of your employees.

By being diligent in preventing employee and customer injuries, as well as property damage, you will help minimize accidents and help to reduce your insurance costs. You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with employee safety and health by implementing these tips:

Ergonomic Action

• Develop and implement a proactive ergonomics program that includes employee awareness and communication, effective workstation design and employee training. Elements should include:

– An employee symptom-reporting system

– An ergonomic task force

– A charter statement that specifies goals, resources and management support

– Task force responsibility for research and solution development

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