June 20, 2015
Prevent Injuries. Save Money. Make Your Job Easy
“There is a need to continue to raise awareness among senior healthcare leaders about investing in prevention to reduce occupational risks which expose these caregivers to potentially disabling injuries. From a financial perspective, investments in prevention make sense. In fact, over 60 percent of chief financial officers in a survey done by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company reported that each $1 invested in injury prevention returns $2 or more. In addition to the financial justification, it is unacceptable that caregivers working in healthcare facilities continue to be one of the most at-risk professions for experiencing musculoskeletal disorders, which include back injuries and other strains and sprains.”
Source: Guy Fragala, “Investing in Prevention”
- Every hospital experiences departmental inefficiencies due to needless extra trips (equipment/supply transport), having to compensate for staff injuries, and dealing with the frustrations of dated, worn equipment.
- Equipment tips over, elevators thresholds and ramps can be difficult, and the weight can simply be too heavy to safely push or pull.
- Injuries also affect department moral and compliance using equipment; these factors, among others, cost your department money when efficiency is compromised.
Invest in injury prevention with PHS West. Call us today to schedule a free, onsite demonstration of any of our power drive products. We can also provide an ergonomic risk assessment at no cost to you