For wise leaders of an engaged workforce, employee well-being programs and ergonomics are much more than an afterthought.
"Once you make a change to a workstation, you have likely saved at least one injury, if not multiple injuries — that’s all quantifiable on the injury cost side," he said. "But when you talk about employee engagement, it’s a win-win," according to Jeff Sanford, CPE and director of ergonomics consulting at Velocity EHS/Humantech.
Ergonomics and well-being as profitability considerations are a novel concept for many companies but certainly offer a strong upside for savvy managers now and into the future.
"Not only does a well-managed ergonomics program reduce injury and risk, but it also improves production metrics and optimizes processes; ramps up productivity; and can even have positive outcomes for marketing, company reputation and recruiting," reports Elisa Ludwig in the March issue of Risk & Insurance magazine.