Fit For Work Blog

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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Disrupting the Status Quo of Risk Management at RIMS 2017

Published May 5, 2017 11:45:00 AM posted in Risk Management, Safety, Injury Prevention, Injury Reporting

Attendees of this past April’s 2017 RIMS Annual Conference and Expo in Philadelphia were greeted with the motto, “Disrupt the Status Quo!” The three-day workshop was designed for risk managers seeking to understand the value that a successful enterprise risk management (ERM) program can add to their organizations. 

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What You Need to Know About Stretching Programs

Published Apr 17, 2017 12:41:00 PM posted in Injury Prevention, stretching

We get asked a lot about whether or not stretching programs work. To best answer this, we must dig into two key areas of knowledge: peer reviewed research and our in-the-field experience in injury prevention.

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Do Stretching Programs Work?

Published Apr 12, 2017 1:03:37 PM posted in Injury Prevention

Establishing a dynamic stretching program as part of a multifactor approach to ergonomics and health programs helps prevent and decrease injuries and accidents in the workplace, conserves resources, and increases the bottom line. Download the eBook to learn how a multifactor stretching program approach can aid injury prevention and promote best practices. 


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Tips to Minimize Slips, Trips, and Falls

Published Nov 29, 2016 2:15:20 PM posted in Slips and Falls, Injury Prevention

Slips, trips, and falls in the workplace can be detrimental to your business—and have a major impact on your bottom line. Facility maintenance prevention programs may take ownership over them, but their occurrence can also be directly related to housekeeping standards.

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How to Communicate with Employees About Hazards

Published Nov 3, 2016 1:40:52 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Workplace Hazards

At some organizations, telling a group of employees that you’re about to talk about safety is like announcing the rest of the meeting will be in Swahili. You’d get that same reaction of people settling back into chairs, ready to stare off into space, and just wait for the end.

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Why Safety Is an Everyday Event

Published Oct 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM posted in Injury Prevention

Every year, thousands attend the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, held this year in Anaheim, Calif. in mid-October. Like other conferences, it’s an opportunity for attendees to learn from one another as well as knowledgeable speakers. They see the latest safety gear on exhibit, talk to vendors, and network with peers.

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Why MRIs Shouldn't Be a First Treatment Option

Published Oct 5, 2016 11:49:20 AM posted in Injury Prevention, MRIs

By now, getting an MRI scan almost feels like a default option whenever an employee has pain or soreness. After all, isn’t it helpful to have that high-level diagnostic scan to know what’s really going on
in the body?
Unfortunately, that’s not always true.Learn why by downloading the report below.

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How Ergonomics Can Make a Huge Difference in Your Workforce

Published Sep 12, 2016 2:30:40 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Ergonomics

As a term, “ergonomics” is about studying human abilities, and applying it to improve people’s interaction, well-being and efficiency with products, systems and environments. But as a concept, it covers much more than that.

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4 Ways Poor Ergonomics Leads to Decreased Productivity

Published Sep 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Ergonomics

When many people consider ergonomics, they tend to think about immediate effects on an individual. For example, a warehouse employee lifting a heavy box might twist incorrectly, creating a sudden injury. 

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