A comprehensive initiative utilizing an in-house preferred provider organization, medical case management, and application of ergonomic techniques was implemented in an effort to control the incidence and cost of workplace injuries.
The program was evaluated utilizing OSHA 200 Logs to compare the incidence and lost time due to compensable injury and illnesses before and after beginning the program.
After the introduction, there was a significant decrease in injuries and illnesses (53/1000 vs 27/1000, P<. 01) and average days lost per event (10.4 vs 6.6 days, P<. 01).
A significant increase in restricted-duty days (. 2 vs 1.5 days, P<. 01) and an 18% reduction in medical and indemnity costs of the institution's workers'compensation expenditures were observed.
This study demonstrates the initial effectiveness of an aggressive ergonomic and managed care approach to reducing the incidence, severity, and cost of occupationally related injury and illness.
It also highlights the effectiveness of an outcomes analysis approach, using lost time as an end point, to measure the effectiveness of preventive and management strategies in the workers'compensation setting.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident travail, Maladie professionnelle, Traumatisme, Lieu travail, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Sécurité travail, Ergonomie, Soin, Diminution coût, Homme, Médecine travail, Etats Unis, Soin coordonné, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Trauma, Work place, Sanitary program, Prevention, Work safety, Ergonomics, Care, Cost lowering, Human, Occupational medicine, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0067109
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 199608.