Fit For Work Blog

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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Injury Prevention & OSHA Reporting Rules

Published Aug 9, 2016 10:30:50 AM posted in Injury Prevention, OSHA

Recently, OSHA noted that electronic reporting will be mandatory for many companies next year, and that employers will be expected to file regular reports instead of providing information upon request.

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Infographic: Back Pain Strains Employers' Gains

Published Jul 20, 2016 10:18:00 AM posted in Injury Prevention, Back Pain, Infographic

Back pain is so prevalent in U.S. workforces that it might as well become a budget item. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), back pain is second only to headaches in terms of frequency, and the costs from lost productivity can be formidable. 

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How Injury Prevention Can Prevent Back Pain

Published Jul 18, 2016 3:25:44 PM posted in Injury Prevention

Back pain is one of the top reasons that people miss work—and that can lead to lost productivity, lowered employee morale, higher health costs, and more workman's comp claims. But what if you could go back in time and prevent the back issue from happening in the first place?

Consider injury prevention your company's time machine.

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Addressing Back Pain in Your Aging Workforce

Published Jul 14, 2016 10:55:23 AM posted in Injury Prevention

Back pain is so prevalent in U.S. workforces that it might as well become a budget item. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), back pain is second only to headaches in terms of frequency, and the costs from lost productivity can be formidable.

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Injury Prevention Stretching – Worth It?

Published Jul 8, 2016 2:00:17 PM posted in Injury Prevention

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are injuries or dysfunctions affecting muscles, bones, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartliages, etc.  According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2014 the leading nature of injury or illness was sprains, strains, or tears at a rate of 38.9 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.  The median required days away from work was 10 days for this group.

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How Injury Prevention Knocks Out Opioid Abuse

Published Jun 28, 2016 11:42:06 AM posted in Injury Prevention, Opioid Abuse

Opioids are usually prescribed to control pain, often after an injury or surgery. But easy availability and tolerance development are driving addiction levels so high that the Centers for Disease Control has declared an opioid abuse epidemic.

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Opioid Abuse: A Sprain Can Cause More Damage than You Think

Published Jun 20, 2016 11:36:55 AM posted in Injury Prevention, Opioid Abuse

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