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Case Study #1: The Evolution of a Successful Early Intervention Program (EIP)

CIS Onsite has been providing the Early Intervention Program at a Major Disposable Tableware Manufacturer since June of 2006. Employees have been educated to report their work-related pain problems at the onset of symptoms. Employees are seen by an EIP Specialist for an average of 2-3 visits in order to address proper self management of symptoms, education in posture and body mechanics, and ergonomic assessment/education of the employee performing routine job tasks.

Early Intervention Program RESULTS

Totals 2006-present

  • Number of EIP cases: 520

  • % of Cases referred to a physician: 16%

  • % of Cases that did not become an OSHA recordable: 87%

  • % of Cases that did not become lost time: 99%

  • % of Cases that did not become restricted duty: 91%

Since the program’s inception, there has been a significant reduction in the percentage of cases requiring referral to a physician. The Company EHS Manager strongly believes that: “EIP = less money spent in doctor bills & taxi rides, assistance with evaluating ergonomic risk factors, less time off the floor for doctor visits & most importantly, less prolonged injury symptoms.”

In the first year alone there was a 50% reduction in Worker’s Compensation costs associated with work-related sprains and strains – a savings of over $447,000! A successful EIP such as this has a significant impact on reducing a companies’ OSHA recordables, lost time days, and restricted duty days.

Case Study #2: Safety Program Implementation

CIS Onsite has been working with a major testing company in Iowa to implement a safety program. In one year, the company has experienced the following:

  • 53% Reduction in Worker’s Compensation costs

  • 41% Reduction in OSHA Recordables

  • 48% Reduction in Days Away From Work

  • 57% Reduction in Restricted Duty Days

  • 21% Reduction in Worker’s Compensation Claims

CIS Onsite provided the following services to facilitate these AMAZING results:

  • Job-Specific Ergonomic Analysis

  • Individualized Employee Stretching Programs

  • Early Intervention Program (EIP) to treat minor strains and sprains

  • Onsite Therapy Services for employees when prescribed by a physician.

Case Study #3: Cost Savings Analysis

Facility A:

Over a 3 year period – 43 employees were seen in the Early Intervention Program – during that time only 3 employees sought medical attention/recorded an injury.

Based upon the average cost per workplace injury being $38,000 (National Safety Council, 2005) x 40 clients not referred to MD = $1.52 Million.

*Total Cost Savings for Company including the cost of the Early Intervention Program is $1.49 Million

Facility B:

Over a 1.5 year period – 91 employees were seen in the Early Intervention Program – during that time only 6 employees sought medical attention/recorded an injury.

Based upon the average cost per workplace injury being $38,000 (National Safety Council, 2005) x 85 clients not referred to MD = $3.23 Million.

*Total Cost Savings for Company including the cost of the Early Intervention Program is $3.18 Million

Facility C:

Over an 8 year period – 277 employees were seen in the Early Intervention Program – during that time only 10 employees sought medical attention/recorded an injury.

Based upon the average cost per workplace injury being $38,000 (National Safety Council, 2005) x 267 clients not referred to MD = $10,146 Million.

*Total Cost Savings for Company including the cost of the Early Intervention Program is $9.88 Million

CIS onsite provided the following services to facilitate these OUTSTANDING results:

Management Trainings, Employee Trainings, Ergonomic Team Training, Early Intervention Program, New Hire Trainings, Visual Work Instructions, Ergonomic Job Position Evaluation, Job Analysis.

 

 

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