CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2016 – Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), and Briotix, Inc., provider of human performance solutions, have formed a strategic alliance to offer a comprehensive suite of ergonomic services and solutions to help clients across industries elevate productivity, facilitate risk and injury reduction, and promote excellence throughout their operations across the U.S. and worldwide.
By joining forces, the two organizations will be able to deliver end-to-end ergonomics solutions, from analytics and problem/opportunity assessments to the development of ergonomics strategies, workplace design, integration of ergonomics into manufacturing excellence, creation of pilot initiatives and related testing, planning and implementation of full-scale ergonomics programs, including client education and training, program evaluation and continuous improvement.
“With nearly 50% of occupational injury costs stemming from ergonomic exposures, employers need an effective ergonomics and safety strategy that addresses key cost drivers and comprehensive implementation that facilitates measurable results and provides a framework for continuous improvement,“ said Deborah Weigand, Managing Director of Aon’s Casualty Risk Control and Ergonomic practice. “By collaborating with Briotix, we can deliver a full-spectrum of ergonomics and related services so clients have cost-effective strategies backed by fully supported implementation to deliver measurable results and ROI.”
“By aligning Aon’s industry-leading industrial engineering, safety and data-analytical resources with the unparalleled tactical capabilities of Briotix, we can take ergonomics solutions to a new level in terms of custom design and implementation tailored to the needs and requirements of individual clients in all parts of the world,” said Stephen Brown, chief executive officer, Briotix. “We’re excited about collaborating with Aon to help mutual clients achieve operational excellence with state-of-art solutions in ergonomics, workplace safety and productivity.”
Together, the firms will offer a wide range of services, including:
Workplace analysis and ergonomic solution design:
- data diagnostics, quantified risk assessments and program development
- integration of ergonomic and productivity initiatives, including workstation/workspace design and 3D modeling to reduce ergonomic exposures
- technology tools and total worker health assessments to measure workplace discomfort and contributing factors
- physical demands assessments for recruitment and return-to-work programs
Implementation, program management and support:
- education and training of clients’ ergonomic teams to promote sustainable improvement
- stretch and flex programs to address specific workplace exposures
- early symptom intervention prior to potential workers’ compensation claims
- onsite and virtual support, coaching, and return-to-work assistance
Stewardship and documentation:
- metrics to measure return-on-investment
- documentation of cost savings and productivity improvements for executive reporting
For additional information and to arrange a discussion of your organization’s current ergonomics and related workplace safety issues and opportunities, contact Deborah Weigand of Aon at deborah.weigand@aon,com or Scott Smith of Aon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon’s global and principle partnership with Manchester United.
Briotix Inc. is the leading provider of human performance solutions, combining ergonomics, injury-prevention, physical rehabilitation and performance optimization services. The company transforms organizational productivity by unlocking the potential of your workforce. Briotix’ clients enjoy a powerful, competitive advantage that is enabled through the intelligent application of science in the physical, cognitive, and organizational disciplines. Briotix clients include many Fortune 500 companies and their global operations and a significant number of the largest insurers and their proxies. Based in the United States, the company serves Fortune 500 clients in over 54 countries. Please visit the company’s web-site at http://www.briotix.com.
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