THE PROBLEMS FACING EMPLOYERS TODAY:
Mavspar's Certified Ergonomists provide onsite identification of the following risk factors that lead to MSDs:
Engineering Controls: considered the most preferred method for controlling ergonomic risk factors. These may include: modifying, redesigning or replacing: Workstations and work areas, equipment, processes, materials, containers design and handling.
Administrative Controls: deal with how work is structured and how practices and policies are implemented to reduce risk factors. These may include: proper maintenance and housekeeping, job rotation and enlargement, work scheduling, work practice, sufficient breaks, and training.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): simply reduces the amount of hazardous exposure by placing a barrier between the hazard and the worker. PPE may include safety glasses, steel toed shoes, hard hat, fire retardant clothing and IBDs.
Ergonomics Healthcare Impact
MSDs account for approximately 130 million annual US healthcare incidents including office visits, outpatient procedures, hospital stays, and emergency department visits.
Comprehensive medical data and healthcare injury reporting is critical to the ergonomics process to identify job related injuries.
Ergonomics programs guided by specific employer MSD incidents can lower medical payments, limit claims exposures, and enhance an employers healthcare programs.
Mavspar provides data driven, quantitative, and comprehensive healthcare consulting services designed to assist Safety, HR, & Claims Personnel in identifying high risk job classifications
Ergonomics risk factor identification provides claims personnel with those high risk tasks that contribute to specific musculoskeletal disorders including torn rotator cuffs, lumbar sprains, epicondylitis, and tendinitis, etc. Medical information including root injury causes, diagnoses, and degree of severity, combined with the associated treatment plans driven by these disorders, provides Risk Managers with the job related data to change job designs, processes, and methods to ultimately lower medical costs.