Injury Prevention Solutions
Early intervention for musculoskeletal complaints uses first aid level care combined with work method assessment and education to address potential causes of musculoskeletal disorders. Its goal is to prevent the development of injuries by addressing potential causes of injury.
Post-Offer Testing is a program that can be used at the point of hire. It tests and compared an individual's physical abilities to perform a job which has been conditionally offered. These abilities are compared to the specific functional demands of a job. This program is used to avoid placing new employees on jobs they cannot safely do.
Ergonomic assessments are used to evaluate jobs, identify ergonomic risk factors for injury, and to make recommendations for reducing or eliminating risk factors.
Injury prevention and ergonomics education are most effective when they addresses injury risk factors
Educational programs on injury prevention and ergonomics offer an additional way to prevent injury. Employees can learn from classroom presentations, and "real world" practice in the work environment can be included as well, . Programs are customized to meet the needs of the participants.
Functional work descriptions (FJD) can be developed which document the specific physical requirements of a job. This type of job description is crucial for RTW goal setting and objective RTW testing (Job Matching Testing). FJDs also provide the basis for Post Offer Screens. An additional benefit is that Functional Job descriptions may identify jobs that would benefit from ergonomic analysis.