More than two thirds of injured workers suffer from repetitive strain injuries, costing over $300 million in lost working hours. A survey of over 1,000 office staff found when employees do report injuries to HR managers, 68% did nothing.1 Time and motion studies (TMS) work to address these issues.
Step 1: An Ergonomic Evaluation
If the job tasks do not place workers at risk, the claims professional can then pursue denial of claim (per jurisdictional guidelines). If the study proves tasks are not forceful in nature, it may eliminate future claims. If the job is repetitive, forceful and potentially harmful to workers, an edited video is provided with a report to assist the employer to modify the work environment, eliminate unnecessary tasks, lower claims or control costs.