InjuryFree, Inc.

America's Leading Innovators of Workplace Injury Prevention Solutions

Ergonomic Solutions

The Problem

Workplace environments, tasks, and tools are not always suitable for the people who perform the work, which in turn can trigger pain or injury. Such injuries can cost companies billions of dollars a year; yet more often than not ergonomic adjustments can spare workers and avoid lost dollars.

The Solution

Virtual Ergonomist LogoInjuryFree's Virtual Ergonomist (VE) is a quick-response solution for resolving ergonomic issues as they arise. Specifically, an InjuryFree VE evaluates the employee's work area by phone, then recommends ways to reduce the risk of ergonomic-related problems and mitigate issues that already exist. The Virtual Ergonomist begins each relationship by asking the participant to complete a survey of:
  • Workstation, equipment, and other workplace attributes
  • Areas of discomfort and pain, as well as their frequency and duration
  • Aggravating activities
With survey results in hand, the Virtual Ergonomist draws on our extensive database of workplace products and specifications to quickly identify likely problem scenarios and help the employee resolve them. Our Virtual Ergonomist solution also includes 90-day access to an extensive web site of ergonomic tips, information, and how-to's, a follow-up phone call, and a virtual check-up after 30 days.
A Simple Cost Comparison
InjuryFree has provided both on-site and virtual ergonomic consulting services for many years. Our cumulative data shows that your company can save over 80%of the cost of an on-site ergonomic intervention by using Virtual Ergonomist.
Let's take a look:
On-Site Virtual
Visit/Service Fee $750 $125
Followup Visit/Call* $250 Included
Ergonomic Products* $650 $225
Shipping & Installation $400 $400
Total Hard Cost $2,050 $750
* For a more in-depth cost comparison, including hidden costs, click here.

Virtual Ergonomist Saves You Money

Quite simply, on-site ergonomic evaluations and intervention are expensive. Time, travel and product costs add up quickly. By comparison, professional assessments conducted by a Virtual Ergonomist are remarkably cost-effective. InjuryFree has provided both on-site and virtual ergonomic consulting services for many years. Our cumulative data shows that your company can save over 80%of the cost of an on-site ergonomic intervention by using Virtual Ergonomist.

Hard Cost Comparison

On-Site Ergonomic Evaluation Virtual Evaluation
On-Site Visit Fee $750 VE Service Fee $125
Followup Visit* $250 Followup Call* Included
Ergonomic Products** $650 Ergonomic Products** $225
Shipping & Installation $400 Shipping & Installation $400
Total Hard Cost $2,050 Total Hard Cost $750
* About Followups
For a VE intervention, it is not necessary to block out a number of hours for a consultation. Depending on the severity of the issue, a VE intervention may take place, for example, over the course of 1 longer and 2 shorter phone calls to determine the issue(s), make adjustments and follow-up. An intervention can be held when it fits into your schedule and still allow for a productive day!
** About Ergonomic Product Cost
Unlike conventional on-site interventions where due to time constraints, a list of products is often recommended for purchase to resolve an ergonomic issue, a virtual ergonomic intervention may take place over a number of phone calls allowing for an escalation of product ordering as needed. We've found with our experience that all of the products on the conventional list do not have to be ordered to resolve the ergonomic issue(s) at hand. Why buy products that are unnecessary?

Hidden Costs

On-Site: $8,200, Virtual $1,500But hard costs are just the tip of the iceberg. Conventional on-site ergonomic interventions have lots of hidden costs, too. It takes time to schedule an on-site visit, which results in lost productivity. In addition, there are the costs of management supervision. OSHA says the hidden cost multiplier is 3, or $6,150, putting the total hard and hidden costs of a conventional on-site ergonomic intervention at $8,200.

The hidden costs for a Virtual Ergonomic intervention are much lower due to our high levels of automation and access to online ergonomic education components via ErgoStat. We use a multiplier of 1.0, which adds only $750 in hidden costs. The total cost for a typical virtual ergonomic intervention is only $1,500!

Is the V.E. right for you?

Yes, if you're struggling with:
  • Employees in pain
  • Slow response to ergonomic issues
  • Office environmental risks
  • Helping remote employees avoid risk
  • Costly ergonomic solutions
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