Staffing companies might have to start considering the premium pricing for active work stations. Whether at work or at home, employees are starting to integrate treadmills and ergonomic desks into the workstations. This is an emerging trend with little data to show, but some workstations allow workers to stand up and shift their computer desks to comfortable positions.
In the long run these may prove beneficial to workers’ comp costs, especially for backs and the prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome. Treadmills provide excellent cardio without having to squeeze a walk in during the lunch break. If you’re considering adding these types of workstations, it may have a positive impact on your premium. Alternatively, a trip and fall on a treadmill could add a new claim to the mix.
LeastStaff has many workers’ comp and general insurance solutions to keep your insurance rates as low as possible.