Fit For Work Blog

eBook: Ergonomics: Prevention Through Design

Published Mar 5, 2019 4:25:58 PM posted in Safety, ebook

The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) defines the ergonomics field in broad terms as “the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system.”1 Working in a professional capacity, Ergonomists apply theory, principles, data, and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.”

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The Benefits of Creating an Age-Friendly Workplace

Published Feb 26, 2019 4:25:07 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Safety, Training, Early Intervention, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

The American workforce is aging, as workers live longer and postpone retirement. In the face of these demographic facts, the concept of the “age-friendly workplace” is emerging from academic research into implementation.1

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Infographic: A Fit For Work Guide to Protecting Your Aging Workforce

Published Feb 25, 2019 4:32:39 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Infographic, Safety, Leadership, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

As America’s workforce ages, employers are looking for ways to keep this valuable demographic on the job. How do we ensure we retain this talent and keep this valuable worker population healthy?

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Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Older Workers

Published Feb 20, 2019 12:34:58 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Safety, Training, Early Intervention, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

The fact that our workforce is aging1 has been viewed with alarm in some quarters—but a realistic assessment accentuates the positive. On the Society for Human Resource Management web site, Dana Wilkie points out that older workers, blue-collar and white-collar, tend to bring to the table experience, professionalism, a strong work ethic, lower turnover, and solid knowledge of the job.2
So to get and hold these valuable workers, these strategies are helpful:

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eBook: Injury Prevention and the Older Worker

Published Feb 18, 2019 4:05:17 PM posted in Safety, ebook

As America’s workforce ages, concerns about reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other injuries among this growing segment are increasing. Employers value these experienced workers—and with good reason.

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The Aging Workforce: A Silver Lining For Employers

Published Feb 13, 2019 10:22:46 AM posted in Workplace Injuries, Safety, Training, Early Intervention, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

It’s no secret the workforce is aging at a rapid pace. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, 1 in 4 of the 164 million labor force will be 55 and older by 2024. There are many reasons for this changing demographic including lower birth rates and the financial and emotional need for workers to stay in the workforce well past traditional retirement age. We are not here to solve the global issue
but rather offer some proactive measures to assist employers in keeping their workforce safe
and productive.

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Early Intervention to Boost Retention

Published Jan 22, 2019 4:32:53 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Safety, Training, Early Intervention, Employee Retention

Every employer wants a healthy, injury-free work force to get the job done. Safety is crucial here.

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Infographic: Ready, Set, Retain

Published Jan 14, 2019 4:30:36 PM posted in Infographic, Safety, Employee Retention

Employee retention—making sure you hold on to good employees—is one of the most significant but most easily overlooked ways to make, and keep, your organization profitable. When the replacement cost of a blue collar employee is an average of 20% of their annual compensation, it makes sense to look for ways to improve your retention rates.

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Training Camps: Acclimating New Employees to Your Atmosphere

Published Jan 8, 2019 4:37:11 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Training, Employee Retention

Employers today are paying more and more attention to the “hiring experience”—the first impression the company makes on its new hires. That’s because a good impression out of the gate can set the stage for employee loyalty—and employee retention.

But what if a single strategy could not only produce a positive hiring experience, but reduce injuries and increase productivity at the same time?

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eBook: The Impact of Training and Safety Programs on Employee Retention

Published Jan 3, 2019 4:38:46 PM posted in Safety, ebook

Employee retention—making sure you hold on to good employees—is one of the most significant but most easily overlooked ways to make, and keep, your organization profitable. When the replacement cost of a blue collar employee is an average of 20% of their annual compensation, it makes sense to look for ways to improve your retention rates.

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