Private sector employers spend $60 billion annually on workers' costs associated with injuries a illnesses experienced by their employees. Based predominantly on case studies of 5 employers whose programs are effective at reducing workers' compensation costs for musculoskeletal disorders, this report identifies the core elements of effective ergonomics programs a how these elements operate at the local level. It discusses whether these programs have proven beneficial to the employers a employees that have implemented them, a highlights the lessons to be learned from these experiences by other employers. Charts a tables.Although the CNAs had access to automatic lifts (aquot;Hoyeraquot; lifts) that they could use to move the residents, the ... CNAs were using a traditional aquot;two-manaquot; manual lift and, as a result, were experiencing a significant number of back injuries.
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