One wrong hire or confusing situation with an employee can cause severe turbulence within your organization. In 2015 the state of Vermont reported that the average cost of a single worker’s compensation was $55,000. Many work-related claims are fil...
Leading the Northeast Kingdom in Ergonomics
Power your people and profit.Did you know that a direct correlation exists between staff wellness and the success of your organization? Formula Z knows. The Formula Z Trade Name was, after all, founded by health care practitioner, Ben McCormack, the owner and president of Northern Physical Therapy. In any business or organization there exists a balance between gains and losses. This balance often runs on tight lines in even the most well managed facilities. The two variables management tends to think about are supply and demand. If the demand for widgets exists, and the organization can supply them at a reasonable price, then the organization should remain profitable, right? It’s as simple as X and Y. However, managers and owners have experienced otherwise, and we know that it’s rarely this simple. There is usually a “Z” variable in the mix. The Z variable siphons skilled labor and money out of the organization in the form of injury, lost time, poor conditioning, low morale, faulty ergonomic layout, and incomplete training processes. Many organizations find themselves punished by the effects of an overwhelming Z variable, feeling like they have little control over lost time incidence, bad decisions, and their own “bad luck.” The Truth: Your company can do better. Formula Z guides your team to greater success by implementing proven methodology to control the Z variable. Formula Z helps you better your organization by building a stronger, more able workforce enabling you to contain your losses and boost your business! Formula Z is here to help.
A FOUR-PRONGED APPROACH
Formula Z professionals work directly with
you and your organization across four major zones.
Hiring and Retention
Training and Education
Has your company studied the most efficient way to get its work done? You probably have, but getting your workforce on board with the process is another matter. Because Formula Z professionals recognize that the productivity of your organization must...
Prevention and Early Detection
Formula Z’s Better Bodies program is an invaluable tool for injury prevention. Our licensed health care providers are able to work directly with employees, addressing basic musculoskeletal strain issues. The key to the Better Bodies program is our ...
The “E” word has been used too loosely over the last decade. You can even purchase ergonomic shoes now, whatever those are! Formula Z professionals prefer to define ergonomics simply; it is the science of fitting jobs to people. Companies usually...
“The Formula Z program run by Northern Physical Therapy offers one of the most helpful and informed partnerships in the manufacturing industry. They have helped us lower our incident rates by at least 40%, in turn lowering our workman’s Compensation claims. They offer valuable ergonomic analysis’s of our practices to continuously improve our working environments. Combining these programs with their pre-employment screening practices has made the Formula Z program an irreplaceable part of our health, safety and hiring programs.”
“Ben and his team at Formula Z have been invaluable in helping our company move away from reacting to soft tissue injuries and moving towards prevention allowing us to improve our Good Manufacturing Practices and the safety of our employees. The team at Formula Z are very adept at getting employees to open up and work with them on reducing pain and stress, be it work-related or something they are struggling with outside of work. Our employees have responded positively to their services and they appreciate the investment in their health and wellness. Our leadership team is extremely pleased with the team at Formula Z for their dedicated efforts and expert contributions to early intervention, training and improving our processes.”