Reducing Cost and Injuries for Adventist Health
Adventist Health wanted a solution to reduce work-related injuries and help educate their staff. Having multiple locations proved a heavy burden on their ergonomics program, so they sought out our ergonomics risk assessment software, Healthy Working. One year in and they have seen the benefits first-hand.
A Communicative and Responsive Partner
Ashley Clabeaux, Workers’ Compensation Analyst at Adventist Health, told us that they had a high number of “CT-related injuries” and that conducting workstation evaluations manually became “more and more difficult to get to everyone timely.” She says that now they “do in-person training only on our high-risk.”
On working with Cardinus, she remarked that we are “kind, very communicative, responsive and a great partner”. The build for Adventist Health took three months, and during that time we conducted weekly meetings with Ashley to make sure that the product met her requirements. Regarding the course content, she says Adventist Health had “constant control” over “what we wanted and didn’t.”
The Process of Choosing Cardinus
Ashley tells us that “I have been in my position for almost two years, and when I came on we had a high number of CT-related injuries. We needed a way to reduce them and educate our staff. We started out by training two employees (one being myself) on ergonomics and started reducing injuries by doing manual workstation evaluations and reports.
We are a hospital facility with three main hospitals and 64 rural clinics and multiple other locations for other services. We attended the National Work Ergonomics Conference and our main goal was to see what people were doing for this type of issue. I attended a break out session where UC Irvine talked about what they were doing since they are large organization. They use Cardinus and spoke highly of them.”
Ashley found that the software is “easy to use for us and our employees,” allowing them to meet their program objectives on risk reduction. Furthermore, she states, “the cost was right”.
On determining ROI, she says “We have seen a reduction in injuries and the injuries that we have sustained are not costing us a much. We are getting people back to work quicker, getting them equipment they need.”
What the numbers say:
- 38% decrease in total cost of ergonomics injuries over 1 year
- 25% decrease in total number of ergonomic injuries over 1 year