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    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Rhode Island -- OFFICE ERGONOMICS
    Type: Text Slide
    Content:
    • According to OSHA's statistics, MSDs (carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and back injuries) are frequent and expensive
      • 34% of all lost workday incidents
      • $1 of every $3 of workers comp
    • Improved ergonomics program
      • Increased evaluations
      • Worked with every department internally
      • Worked with furniture vendors and WC carrier

    Speaker Notes:

    Ergonomic injuries can occur anywhere. Here is an example of an office environment where MSDs were a problem. This is one of the examples from the OSHA Web site. This company is keenly aware of the cost of injuries. They reviewed their data and took steps to address problem areas. They implemented an ergonomics program.