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ICHRN Knowledge Library

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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2007-11-10
  • Title
    The Economic Impact of Implementing an Ergonomic Plan
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Jannetti Inc, Nursing Economics
  • Year
    2007
  • Author
    Morgan A and Chow S
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] Developing and implementing a comprehensive ergonomic plan is the right thing to do, especially when a nursing shortage exists. The American Nurses' Association (ANA) Handle With Care campaign addressed the fact that 12% of RN turnover and 38% of RN workers' compensation pay are related to back strains. The average cost to replace a RN related to workers' compensation ranges from $25,450 to $38,280 using the ANA Handle With Care findings as a benchmark. Health care worker injury prevention should be valued as a retention strategy as well as a fiscal responsibility where all stakeholders benefit.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
  • Keywords
    retention; occupational health and safety ; work design
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