By implementing an in-cab ergonomics program from Atlas Ergonomics, Grand Haven, MI, Schneider National, Green Bay, WI, in 2005 reduced its workers’ compensation costs by more than 9 percent. At the same time, Schneider drivers reporting job-related discomfort dropped by more than 47 percent. Drivers have reported higher job satisfaction, less fatigue and a greater ability to drive safely. At the core of the Atlas program is education that seeks to familiarize drivers with the adjustments they can make to seats, steering wheels and other cab components for better ergonomics.
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