In five years, disability-related costs at a U.S. carpet mill dropped from more than $500,000 to less than $100,000. The significant drop occured in the first year, and costs continued to drop during the duration of the program.
Based on our experience with the Rossiter program, I am able to strongly recommend this program as a viable, practical way for an em- ployer to address the problems of lost time, restricted work, excessive medical cost, exces- sive drug utilization and pain associated with cumulative trauma disorders of the upper and lower extremities, low back, feet and knees. An overall reduction of 62% in workers’ com- pensation costs is attributed to our employees’ use of the Rossiter techniques.
TESTIMONIALS FOR ROSSITER SYSTEM PROGRAMS FROM SATISFIED CUSTOMERS
“For us, The Rossiter System is a health/wellness and safety program. It’s cut our costs. And it’s an employee benefit. If we separated the cost of soft-tissue work comp injuries from all the other workers’ comp injuries in the last several years, the soft tissue costs are a very high per- centage of the total cost…. I know what the last two settlements were and the sad part of it is that the surgery didn’t really fix the problem. We are self-insured for health insurance and workers’ comp, so any time a medical appointment is avoided, we save money. “
“I worked my way up to plant manager, and I know what it’s like to be in pain on the line. I believe in this program. I’ve seen it work over and over. The Rossiter System has increased production in our incentive area by 20%. The people are no longer in pain. They are healthier, more alert employees.”
“I had been suffering with muscle injuries owing to repetitive use for years. I was facing the prospect of never again being able to make a living from performing, much less enjoying playing my instrument for my own enjoyment. I now do the stretches as maintenance, and I’m happy to say that I am now the manager and flutist of my own musical ensemble, playing happily for hours at a time. I teach flute at two colleges and conduct three ensembles. Thank you once again for giving me back my life.”
“My job required a long weekend on my feet. By Sunday afternoon my low back was aching and stiff. A simple 2-minute Rossiter technique not only relieved the pain, but I didn’t have the usual 2-3 day recovery period after a working weekend. Rossiter techniques gave me more quality of life while also giving me back lost time..”
“We have had employees participate in the program, and they’ve indicated to us that without the program, they would have sought employment elsewhere due to pain in the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. These employees participate in the program regularly and are very enthusiastic with their personal results.”
“It was hard for me to believe that just weight and stretching could cure all my aches and pains, but it has. Since I have been involved in the Rossiter program, I can do my normal job without wincing or even complaining about pain. I really believe that this is a great program and that it should be introduced to all factories!”