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November 2014

Including Back Pain in Your Continuous Improvement Analysis

If you run a business, you are always looking for a way to gain an edge over your competition and grow more profitably. To this end, you spend a lot of time focusing on improving the product or service that you offer your customers, but are you finding all the opportunities you have to improve your bottom line?

Overall, workers with back pain cost U.S. employers an estimated $30 billion per year in lost productivity[i], and the average cost of a chronic low back disorder is $100,000[ii]. You probably apply Continuous Improvement concepts at least to parts of your production processes, but if you don’t apply the same concepts to the health and productivity of your workers you’re leaving money on the table.

Continuous Improvement and Joint Disorders

Continuous Improvement is defined as an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. How do back pain … 

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