Ergonomic Risk Assessment
The essential first step to identify the list of risk factors contributing to MSD injuries, claims and costs. Examines workstation and processes ergonomics, worker behaviors, plus MSD claims patterns and return to work processes.
Performing an Ergonomic Risk Assessment results in a report that lists risk factors for each job, describes each risk and its mechanism of injury, and offers a prioritized list of corrective recommendations to abate those risks. This is an on-site analysis by the Industrial Physical Therapist to build the MSD Risk Analysis Report and MSD Prevention Action Plan.
MSD School – Leadership Level
Leadership seminar on low back and neck-arm MSD Claims Prevention. Designed to specifically address employer’s problems, solutions, and methods of successful implementation. For all managers, supervisors and labor leaders. Musculoskeletal function, MSD injury, socio-political issues, prevention tactics, ergonomics, worker self-care motivation and return-to-work tactics.
Back School is part of the two-hour employee training sessions on MSD avoidance and self-care of the working aging body. This seminar addresses low back MSD risks and avoidance tactics. The Industrial Physical Therapist teaches self-care of the working body and personal ergonomics skills. Includes a unique Micro-Stretching program.
Neck-Arm School is part of the two-hour employee training sessions on MSD avoidance and self-care of the working aging body. Addresses neck and arm MSD risks and avoidance tactics. Teaches self-care of the working body and personal ergonomics skills. Includes a unique Micro-Stretching program.
Aging Worker School
We are a rapidly aging society. In industry, we see reductions in worker populations due to improved automation and production technology, plus downsizing during recessions. Many workplaces have seen big increases in the average age of the workers. This has led to increased worker health issues and musculo-skeletal problems.
The Aging Worker School provides a structured format for teaching workers how to best manage the challenges of an aging musculo-skeletal system. Age*Less is the title of this workplace classroom training session for workers. This seminar is provided by an Industrial Physical Therapist.
Individual Worker Screening
Individual worker screening provides a summary of a person’s ability to perform work related tasks. The assessment is useful for employers and employees for determining one’s ability to safely perform a wide range of tasks. This functional testing is an objective way to measure a worker’s:
- Range of Motion
- Strength & Flexibility
- Lifting, Pushing, Pulling Ability
- Endurance & Stamina
- Other work specific tasks