Fit For Work Blog

Early Intervention to Boost Retention

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

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 Employee Retention, Training, Injury Prevention

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 ebook, Safety

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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Infographic: A Tale of Two Injuries

Published Dec 18, 2018 4:32:12 PM posted in Infographic, Safety, Early Intervention, Perception Matters

It might surprise you to know that the way pain actually works is not widely understood and that the worker’s perception of a threat is what dictates the intensity of their pain experience. 

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Pain Science & Onsite Early Intervention

Published Dec 12, 2018 4:30:20 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Pain

Recount the last time an employee at your facility had a “sprain” or “strain” incident and off they went to the clinic. They came back after 3 days off, were put on 800mg Ibuprofen and a 10-pound restriction. They were told that if it doesn’t improve, then an MRI was next. Chances are you can count more than one of these sort of incidences.

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How Can the Same Injury Have Two Very Different Outcomes?

Published Dec 10, 2018 4:31:38 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Pain

 

As a Safety or Risk Manager, have you ever wondered how two separate workers who seemingly have the same injury end up with drastically different outcomes? One is willing to work through it while the other has a surgery and ends up on disability. How is that possible?

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eBook: Pain at Work: Why the Best Safety Professionals Address Pain Perceptions to Lower Injury Rates

Published Dec 4, 2018 4:33:17 PM posted in ebook, Safety

New developments in neuroscience and the biology of pain are showing us that tissues inform the brain of threat, not pain. World renowned pain researcher and educator Dr. Adriaan Louw puts it this way: “Pain is 100% produced by the brain based on the perception of threat. What a worker thinks and believes contributes to their pain experience considerably. Altering what a patient thinks or believes can alter the patient’s pain experience”.

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Which Jobs to Prioritize in a Job Safety Analysis

Published Nov 26, 2018 4:29:30 PM posted in Safety, Workplace Injuries

Here are 6 recommendations to consider when identifying job/tasks for review via a JSA or JHA.

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How JSAs/JHAs Help You Meet Your Responsibilities 
Under OSHA

Published Nov 19, 2018 4:31:46 PM posted in Safety, Workplace Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Act lays out a set of clear responsibilities that employers need to meet. Here’s how OSHA summarizes these responsibilities:

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