Manpower is the most significant asset of a company, so it stands to reason that it’s also one of the major expenses. When an employee is out of work for health reasons, the financial impact is twofold. There is the cost of replacing him along with the potential loss of efficiency if the replacement is less skilled or if the position simply goes unfilled. Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) account for 30 percent of missed time, making them one of the biggest workplace dangers.
Reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration state that roughly 1.8 million workers per year are affected by RSI, while government studies place the cost to businesses at between $17 billion and $20 billion. Employees themselves also suffer a personal financial toll. The chronic nature of RSI can lead to more serious or permanent injuries. An affected worker may be forced to take a job that pays less or pay for education and training in order to find alternate employment.
Repetitive stress injuries affect soft tissue such as muscles, tendons and joints. As the name implies, they occur from repeating the same motion or activity on a regular basis. Use of ergonomically designed equipment such as our CartCaddyShorty can greatly reduce the threat of RSI in your workplace by relieving stress and strain, making tasks easier to perform.
The CartCaddyShorty is just one of the full line of material handling tugs available from DJ Products. Contact us at 800.686.2651 to have one of our trained Sales Engineers help you find the right solution for your business.