Important Ergonomic Statistics

Ergonomic and Occupational Health Related Statistics

Based on studies from ND Workforce Safety & Insurance, if a newly injured worker is absent from work for at least 5 days, the average out of pocket cost to a ND business is $86,965.

- North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance

"$9-23 billion reduction in Workers Comp expenses if we invest in Ergonomics"

- Janet Froetscher, President & CEO, National Safety Council

"Every $1 invested in Safety/Ergo has a $3-$6 return on investment."

- Liberty MutualInsurance Co. (

"Studies have determined that corporate investment in safety showed increased value in stock prices"

- Goldman Sachs

In regards to the state of MN, the back (19%) was the most commonly injured
body part, followed by hands (11%) and the head (10%).

- MN Department of Labor and Industry

The industry divisions in MN with the highest total injury and illness rates were construction (5.0 cases per 100 FTE workers), local government (4.8), and health care and social assistance (4.7).

- MN Department of Labor and Industry

In 2016, 44% of all workers’ compensation claims with prescriptions had at least one prescription for opioids based on data from 40 states. While still high, this figure has declined from 55% since 2012.

- Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Based on data from 28 states for low back injuries occurring between 2008 and 2013 with over 7 days away from work, long-term workers’ compensation opioid prescriptions (at least 3 prescriptions 6–12 months after injury following at least one prescription in the first 3 months) resulted in temporary disability that was more than three times longer than for similar workers with similar injuries who did not receive any opioid prescriptions.

- Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Worker injuries and illnesses are down-from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers in 1972 to 2.8 per 100 in 2017.

- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

In regard to people working in an office, Steelcase found that 37% of workers want better ergonomics. 

- Steelcase

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