Low back pain...does it happen to someone else?
In 2019, the World Health Organization reports that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) were ranked second worldwide in injuries that curb the population's "productive life." Only heart disease and strokes ranked higher.
Based on an internal Aon analytics review of 1.4 billion in Worker's Compensation losses related to ergonomics, the average organisation funds 6.75 million per year to deal with ergonomics related injuries and makeup approximately 51% of the total injuries sustained in USA.
Not only does this create non-valued added costs, but it also leads to a significant amount of lost time which can significantly impact productivity.
Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability globally.( Recent Body Dynamic's survey about 4 pillars of wellness demonstrated that low back pain is most prevalent musculoskeletal disorder in working population)
Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are not just conditions of older age; they are prevalent across the life-course. Between one in three and one in five people(including children) live with a musculoskeletal pain condition.
Musculoskeletal conditions significantly limit mobility and dexterity, leading to early retirement from work, reduced accumulated wealth and reduced ability to participate in social roles.
The greatest proportion of non-cancer persistent pain conditions is accounted for by musculoskeletal conditions.
Highly prevalent among multi-morbidity health states, musculoskeletal conditions are prevalent in one third to one-half of multi-morbidity presentations, particularly in older people.
Musculoskeletal conditions are commonly linked with depression and increase the risk of developing other chronic health conditions.
We offer a proven line of ergonomics consulting solutions to prevent or manage risk and symptoms at early stages.
Virtual Ergonomics Risk Assessment/ Work station evaluation: Whether at the organisational level or individual level we help your company or individual to identify, prioritise, and manage ergonomic-related risks.
Work form home in comfort : We develop solutions: Through ergonomics problem solving, for current work from home scenarios we provide assistance in evaluating ergonomic-related hazards and developing practical, cost effective solutions. We also provide assistance in and tracking/managing the entire process.
Design Assistance. We work with your organisation to get it right the first time, preventing injuries by incorporating sound ergonomics principles in design of workstations, facilities, and even products.
Impactful Training Programs. Our training can be delivered by live presentation as well as courses designed for efficient, economical web-based delivery.
Virtual health awareness programs: Ergonomics awareness training about Work from home in comfort, 4 pillars of wellness
Ergonomic management software: We offer support for entire process with ergonomic management software to help you efficiently run and manage your ergonomics effort. Specific offering address ergonomic risk assessment, tracking/documenting
So whether you are a individual or an organisation, low back pain remains a single biggest risk for working age population.
But at the same time understanding evaluating and mitigating that risk is entirely possible!
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!
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