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1 Work Program Debbie MacLean, ATC Manager, Operations Health Management Department The Coca-Cola Company

2 What is it? n A proven program that has been used in the global Coca-Cola system for almost 20 years. n It incorporates simple, but effective pre- work warm-up exercises as well as employee awareness, education, and ergonomic risk factor identification and improvements by management and employees. n As part of an integrated approach to employee productivity and absence management.

3 Back Facts n 80 percent of the working population will experience low back pain during their career. n Back related work-place absences are second only to the common cold as a cause of missed work. n Estimates of annual cost to employers is estimated at over $30 billion, including workers comp, lost time, and medical expenses.

4 Return on Investment n During the one year pilot program, 32% reduction in accident rate and 78% decrease in lost work days was observed. n What are your current rates? n What cost savings would you realize at your facility? n Employees perception: The Company cares about me.

5 Program logistics n Uses a train the trainers format. Training takes approximately 1/2 day for trainers, and 90 minutes for employees. n Program includes a complete coaches manual, employee brochure, and customized Coca-Cola DVD. n Requires less than five minutes per day by each employee.

6 Industrial Athletes n Just like the pros, employees must condition their bodies for their specific job. n They must warm up the body before work each day. n They must practice safe techniques during lifting and materials handling.

7 Achieving Success n Management Buy In - visible to employees (participation in training, incentives, etc.) n FOLLOW-UP

8 Review materials n DVD n COACHS GAME PLAN n BROCHURE

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10 Work In the Office Debbie MacLean, ATC Manager, Operations Health Management Department The Coca-Cola Company

11 The Coca-Cola Company Ergonomics Program ERGONOMICS TEAM MISSION STATEMENT The Coca-Cola Company believes that employees are a valued and long-term resource. The Company is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. The Ergonomics Team will strive to prevent workplace injuries and continuously improve the safety system at The Company.

12 ERGONOMIC TEAM OBJECTIVES n To maintain a multidisciplinary group which is recognized and supported by management to accomplish the mission of the team. n To develop and implement an ergonomic surveillance system to track claims/costs. n To continue the established training program on general ergonomics and on ergonomic equipment. n To evaluate ergonomic equipment for use throughout The Company, both from a practical and cost standpoint. n To follow the medical management protocol established to treat repetitive strain injuries. n To follow the established protocols to address associate and contractor problems with workstation set up.

13 Individual Workstation Evaluations Desk Chair Back Pillow Keyboard Tray Wrist Rest VDT Placement Monitor Risers CPU Placement/Docking Station Telephone Headset Glare Screen Document Holder Foot Rest Laptop or Home Computer Other

14 ERGOCLASS n Offered Bi-monthly n Mandatory to receive Ergonomic Chair n Not just a chair review, more importantly – desk set up n Minimizes individual workstation evals n Teaches employees to fish!

15 Reporting/Tracking n Difficult due to employee perception n Different for different workgroups n Good Group Health insurance n Impacts Management support

16 Valued by The Company n Has become part of the culture n Partnership with Facilities Dept. n Many more special requests for ErgoClasses n Included in the Safety Program for The Coca-Cola Company

17 Contact information n Debbie MacLean The Coca-Cola Company


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