As an employer, you would rather prevent injuries than deal with expensive workers' comp claims. We partner with our clients to achieve this in several ways.
Our injury prevention program includes elements of the following: ergonomic assessments, job demand analyses, job coaching & shadowing, specialized work injury prevention, customized stretch and exercise programs, and even customized webinar educational series delivered live or on-demand.
Injury prevention starts with hiring individuals who are physically able to accomplish the tasks the job requires. To do that, employers must create job descriptions that accurately describe tasks and essential functions, in a way that meets both the letter and the spirit of ADA and EEOC regulations.
A job demands analysis, also called a physical demand analysis, is a thorough ergonomic evaluation that looks at job-specific physical and positional requirements such as:
It usually takes us a day or two to complete a job demands analysis. You can use the results to:
We believe that teaching employees the proper way to use their body to accomplish a physical task is crucial when it comes to preventing injuries. It’s not just our philosophy – the value of this kind of job performance education has been proven in many highly-regarded scientific studies.
The first step is an ergonomic evaluation of the worker. Our physical therapist observes the person to see how they do their job. The therapist then makes recommendations about what could be changed or modified to avoid potential problems. These could be modifying the tasks or modifying the way the employee performs the tasks. Recommendations may also include safety training, stretching exercises, body mechanics training, or work station modifications.
We also offer a variety of client-tailored programs designed to improve overall ergonomics and safety in the workplace:
Whether your company operates in hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, solid waste management, or another industry, partnering with PhysNet can help you focus more effectively on injury prevention. You could see a substantial reduction in workers’ comp claims and injury-related costs. Not to mention the boosts in employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention.