OSHA may not be breathing down your neck yet, but making your workplace ergonomically sound may just be good business.
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From the fast-food chain that got a 20 percent productivityboost to the appliance manufacturer who cut workers'compensation costs 80 percent, the examples are numerous and themessage is clear: Paying attention to workplace ergonomics makessense even if OSHA never institutes its new standards.
"It's just good business," says Rachel Michael, anergonomist with ErgoWeb Inc., a Midway, Utah, ergonomics softwareand consulting company. "You will see improvements in injuryrates, [workers'] compensation costs and insurance premiums,and you'll reduce costs for hiring temporary workers to replaceinjured people. There are also studies that show it's great forworker retention."
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