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WasteCaddy Risk Management Toolkit

The trash room is the #1 area of risk in a multi-family property.

As a Risk Management Professional, you know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The average cost of a Workers Comp trash room injury claim is over $40,000. But it’s your Experience Modification Rate (E-MOD) that is going to take the beating. The average increase to your insurance premium? More than $120,000 over the next three years.

We’re here to help Risk Management Professional’s like you. We’ve created the following resources to inform you about the risk of moving dumpsters manually, We’ve outlined the best practices used to prevent injuries and reduce strains, sprains, slips, falls, pinches in the trash room, and we’ve developed two models that you can use to show a compelling return on investment.

How to Reduce Risk in the Trash Room

Brain Plautz explains why the trash room is considered the most dangerous room in a multi-family property.

When employees push or pull heavy dumpsters manually from the trash room to curb side for hauler pick up, people get hurt and property gets damaged. And moving dumpsters over rough terrain, up inclines or across wet surfaces dramatically increases the risk of slips, falls and strains.

Making changes to ensure employee safety in the trash room can result in fewer injuries, reduced workers comp claims, and lower insurance premiums.

Guide to Reducing Risk in the Trash Room

When employees push or pull heavy dumpsters manually from the trash room to curb side for hauler pick up, people get hurt and property gets damaged. And moving dumpsters over rough terrain, up inclines or across wet surfaces dramatically increases the risk of slips, falls and strains.

1 in 5 Workers Comp trash room injury claims results in lost-time on the job, which means your employee cannot come to work the next day. The person that temporarily replaces your employee will be more expensive, and less efficient because they are not familiar with the property.

When an employee gets hurt at your property, it impacts employee morale, maintenance efficiency and your budget.

WasteCaddy provides an ROI of less than 12 months

A high-rise apartment building in Miami has trash picked up 4 times a week. For safety reasons, and to reduce potential workers comp claims, the company’s policy requires that TWO employees move those heavy dumpsters from the trash room to curb side for hauler pick-up. On trash pick-up days, it takes a total of two hours to move all of the dumpsters out, and back in again when they have been emptied. That is a total of 16 hours a week. (2 hours, 2 guys, 4 days a week)

With the battery powered WasteCaddy Dumpster Mover, ONE employee is able to the job in the same two hours. The cuts the job in half, doubles efficiency, and saves 8 hours.

 

Using a conservative hourly wage of $13.50/hr, over one year’s time, saving 8 hours per week, the WasteCaddy will rack up $5,616 in savings! ($13.50/hour x 8 hours per week x 52 weeks per year)

The WasteCaddy costs about $5,000. That is an ROI of less than 12 months!

Lower your E-MOD, reduce insurance premiums, and get a 24-to-1 ROI

The average cost for an injury in the trash room is more than $41k, which means your Workers Comp insurance premium will sky rocket by $120,000+ over the next 3 years. Avoiding that trash room injury can have a significant impact on your E-MOD, and prevent that obscene increase in your premium. At a cost of around $5,000 the WasteCaddy delivers a return-on-investment of 24-to-1.

Want more information on how the WasteCaddy Dumpster Mover can help you improve trash room safety?

Click the links below or call us now at 1-800-686-2651 to speak with a Sales Engineer.

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