Worker Protection

Worker Protection

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Private sector employers spend $60 billion annually on workers' costs associated with injuries a illnesses experienced by their employees. Based predominantly on case studies of 5 employers whose programs are effective at reducing workers' compensation costs for musculoskeletal disorders, this report identifies the core elements of effective ergonomics programs a how these elements operate at the local level. It discusses whether these programs have proven beneficial to the employers a employees that have implemented them, a highlights the lessons to be learned from these experiences by other employers. Charts a tables.Although the CNAs had access to automatic lifts (aquot;Hoyeraquot; lifts) that they could use to move the residents, the employees were not using these lifts because they thought the lifts were bulky and difficult to use. Instead, the CNAs were using a traditional aquot;two-manaquot; manual lift and, as a result, were experiencing a significant number of back injuries. These back injuries were a predominant reason that SOCHS was selected to participate in the Maine 200 program. Controls Implemented:anbsp;...

Title:Worker Protection
Author: Nancy Crothers
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1998-12

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