January 3, 2018
As the new year begins, we at PHS West, Inc. are reflecting on our new and improved products offered. We know and understand the benefits of adding a power drive to transportation products. A recent article published by Ergonomics Plus (http://ergo-plus.com/workplace-ergonomics-benefits/) provides five proven benefits of strong workplace ergonomics processes:
- Reducing costs
- Increasing productivity
- Improving quality
- Enhancing employee engagement
- Creating a better safety culture
The average worker’s compensation settlement for work-related injuries is $23,600. The average duration of time it takes to resolve these claims is almost a year and a half. These costs can be avoided, for the most part, when implementing a power drive system. Push and/or pull injuries are nearly dissolved, thus reducing the threat of worker’s compensation claims.
By designing a work environment that allows for good posture, less exertion and fewer motions, employees become more efficient. Employees also appreciate a work environment that safe-guards their well-being. Providing employees with safer ways to transport materials benefits productivity and thus, revenue.
Over time, poor ergonomic practices lead to frustrated and fatigued employees. Back pain, for example, may lead to sub-par work such as poorly handling material. The employee may drop a box of material, creating a quality issue. Job performance may suffer as time goes on.
Enhancing Employee Engagement
As mentioned above, employees will notice and appreciate the extra effort put forth towards their ergonomic benefit. This encourages employee engagement and their striving to support an organization that puts their well-being at the top of the list. This practice can reduce employee turnover, improve morale and increase employee involvement.
Creating a Better Safety Culture
Displaying ergonomics shows that your company is committed to safety and health among all employees. This is the end effect of all other benefits listed. Healthy employees are a company’s greatest asset and will lead to a better organization overall.
These five main benefits of ergonomically structuring your organization, are key to a healthy and safe workplace. Implementing a power drive system and removing the manual force will greatly enhance your overall production. PHS West, Inc. is, and always has been, prepared to supply you with the appropriate power drive system for your organization for 2018 and beyond.