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Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Older Workers

Published Feb 20, 2019 12:34:58 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Employee Retention, Early Intervention, Training, Safety, 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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The Aging Workforce: A Silver Lining For Employers

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

Published Dec 28, 2017 1:11:17 PM posted in Early Intervention, Safety

Early Intervention (EI) is a powerful tool that leads to a significant reduction in the number of workplace injuries. A comprehensive Onsite Early Intervention program should go well beyond a symptom-response process. It needs to provide solutions to ergonomic and behavioral challenges. Download the eBook, Early Intervention Is Prevention, and find out how Onsite Early Intervention can save your business money, reduce injuries and transform your workplace.

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Infographic: The Timeline of Early Intervention

Published Dec 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM posted in Early Intervention

Early Intervention is a powerful tool that leads to a significant reduction in the number of workplace injuries. It’s a deliberate process where companies across the spectrum of size and industry can proactively engage with employees who have musculoskeletal injury exposure, to prevent these injuries from occurring.

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Early Intervention: Choose a Comprehensive Program to Simplify Your Life

Published Dec 6, 2017 1:00:00 PM posted in Early Intervention

Early Intervention (EI) is a deliberate process by which an organization is able to proactively engage with employees who have musculoskeletal injury exposure and prevent it from progressing into formal injuries.

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Onsite Early Intervention: How to Deliver a 50% Reduction in Injuries to Your Team

Published Nov 30, 2017 1:00:00 PM posted in Early Intervention

Onsite Early Intervention (EI) is a powerful tool that you can apply to your organization to make a significant reduction in the number of injuries. Let’s first define what is meant by Early Intervention.

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