Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Humantech Publishes Ergonomics Benchmarking Study

Humantech has published a benchmarking study that was designed to quantify the value of ergonomics programs. "The Cost and Return on Investment of Ergonomics Programs" details a project that evaluated ergonomic program investment and performance in safety, quality, productivity and employee retention. According to the report, the ROI of a site ergonomics program can exceed three times the investment.

"Our goal was to measure the payback of the ergonomics program at a given site," says Humantech's Walt Rostykus. "Over the years, we've been able to measure the ROI of engineering controls of specific tasks; however, the payback of an established site ergonomics program remained unknown. We wanted to develop an equation that reliably demonstrates the resulting business value of a program."