Ergonomics Injury Statistics
Strains, Sprains, Repetitive Motion Injuries
Prominent Accident Cause

Musculoskeletal Disorders are the #2 Cause of Lost
Time from Work (Behind the Common Cold)
in 19...
Back Injuries

 20% of all Workplace Injuries are Back Injuries
 80% of all Back Injuries are to the Lower (Lumbar)
 Back
...
Costs

Workers’ Compensation Costs for MSD’s are
between $15-20 Billion Annually
Total Direct and Indirect Costs May Excee...
Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Ergonomics And Back Injury Statistics

  1. 1. Ergonomics Injury Statistics Strains, Sprains, Repetitive Motion Injuries
  2. 2. Prominent Accident Cause Musculoskeletal Disorders are the #2 Cause of Lost Time from Work (Behind the Common Cold) in 1999, there were over 600,000 serious workplace injuries caused by MSD’s Overexertion and Repetitive Stress are not always clearly distinct
  3. 3. Back Injuries 20% of all Workplace Injuries are Back Injuries 80% of all Back Injuries are to the Lower (Lumbar) Back Re-aggravation of Existing Conditions is Frequent and often Presents as a “New” Injury
  4. 4. Costs Workers’ Compensation Costs for MSD’s are between $15-20 Billion Annually Total Direct and Indirect Costs May Exceed $50 Billion Annuallly Spinal Fusion Surgery can easily exceed $20,000
  5. 5. Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics

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