Best Injury Prevention Programs?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2022 1:31:09 PM / by Deborah Lechner



"What is the best injury prevention program?"

You are asking the WRONG QUESTION!

What you should be asking…

“Which injury prevention program is right for MY organization?”

Selecting injury prevention programs is daunting and it SHOULD BE. The programs you choose can have broad implications for:

  • your ability to prevent work-related injuries
  • your reputation and job performance 
  • your company’s bottom line.

You should be thinking beyond one-size-fits-all:

  • Safety training
  • PPE
  • Stretching programs

Not that these are bad programs...but they rarely achieve the desired goals.

Why?  Because they rely on employee compliance, cooperation and participation. 

Instead, consider  an analysis of your injury data and  some less well-known injury prevention strategies that can be customize to your issues.

Five data elements to study in you Root Cause Injury Analysis:

  1.  Date of hire
  2. Date of injury
  3. Job at time of injury
  4. Type of injury
  5. Injury description

Five steps to get you started:

  1. Request to see your work comp loss runs
  2. Analyze the loss runs to see what types of injuries and who is getting injured
  3. If it’s new hires that are getting injured – think selection, placement, and work acclimation
  4. If it’s seasoned workers, think OHSA-compliant Early Intervention and Ergonomics
  5. If you’re seeing frequent flyers, consider return-to-work testing

If you’re looking for some additional guidance on injury analysis and selecting THE RIGHT program for your injuries, contact me below.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety, Injury Prevention, Customized Programs

Deborah Lechner

Written by Deborah Lechner

Deborah Lechner, ErgoScience President, combines an extensive research background with 25-plus years of clinical experience. Under her leadership, ErgoScience continues to use the science of work to improve workplace safety, productivity and profitability.