When making a hiring decision, you want to select the best person for the job based on the candidate's skills, availability, and years of experience. Most importantly, you should consider the candidate's ability to safely and repeatedly perform the work duties based on a firm understanding of […]
Tasks in the manufacturing industry are inherently physical. So, it stands to reason that musculoskeletal (MSK) wellness would be critical to employee productivity. Workers' mobility, balance, agility, and coordination all rely on the musculoskeletal system. Specific work activities including, […]
Managers may be pleased to see all their employees at work, but it's not a good thing if some of them are ill or hurting. The problem is called presenteeism, defined as employees coming to work sick or injured, keeping them from being fully productive. Workers who aren't feeling well can't […]
Business owners and safety managers share a common goal – nobody wants to see workers get hurt on the job. Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are costly to both employees and their workplace. An injured worker must be replaced, perhaps with someone not as well trained or proficient, […]
In today's video, Brian Boyle, PT/DPT, talks about job coaching. What is job coaching, and what does good job coaching look like?
Workers of all ages can develop musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) from overexertion, lifting heavy items, bending/stretching, and working in awkward positions. These disorders develop gradually over time or appear suddenly from straining to complete specific tasks.
As many older US workers continue to postpone retirement or rejoin the workplace, some organizations now see four or even five generations of individuals working together.
Savvy organizations understand that helping their workforce stay safe and healthy makes good business sense. With workforce injury costs averaging $1B/week, more employers are investing in employee safety and well-being to reduce expenses long term.
Research by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that work-related injuries and accidents average over 880,000/year, costing U.S. firms more than $62 billion in 2018. Many of these injuries are musculoskeletal disorders and are usually preventable with early intervention and […]