5 Costs Employers Pay Dealing With Occupational Injuries
TRUCK DRIVERS HAVE THE 3RD HIGHEST RATE OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURY.
Injury Risks Commercial truck drivers have similar rates of injury to professional athletes.
“…shoulder injuries were the second most common driver injury, but, even more important, it took longer to heal, cost more downtime, and often required more extensive treatments than back problems.”*
“The reason we think that they (shoulder injuries) take much longer to get over is because a lot of them require surgery. They’re going to involve either a rotator cuff tear or perhaps involve a labral tear or both.”*
*Kahaner, Larry 19 Jan. 2018. www.fleetowner.com
Costs Employers Pay
- Lost Productivity
- Rehabilitation Costs For Long-Term Employees
- The Financial Impact Of Replacing And Retraining New Drivers
- Increased Costs Of Workers Comp Coverage
- The Stress On Your Business Of Losing A Valuable Member Of The Team Over Preventable Injury.
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- Stop ergonomically hazardous bending, crouching, and straining.
- Stop extended range motion.
- Stop pulling dynamic weight loads far beyond OSHA recommendations.
Stop repetitive motion stresses that cause costly catastrophic injury.
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