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How to create a healthy ergonomic workstation at home
Whether you’re an experienced remote employee or have suddenly found yourself working from home, ergonomics is essential to setting up your home workstation for success.Phil Beedle, Ergonomics Expert and HealthFitness Program Manager, answers questions most of us have about workstation ergonomics—including proper set up, posture, screens, chairs—and how to stay healthy and productive while working from home.
Preventing repetitive stress injuries with ergonomic services
Preventing repetitive stress injuries (RSI) is a key goal of many employers — and for good reason. Musculoskeletal disorders, which include more than 100 different types
of disorders, make up about 30 percent of all workplace injuries that result in lost
Helping employees recover with on-site physical therapy services
This leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company wanted its employees to be treated by licensed physical therapists without having to travel off site and take time away from work. The company’s 3,000 employees include office and non-office employees located on a large campus with multiple buildings.
Workplace safety trends for 2020
According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. These injuries, while obviously negatively affecting employees, can also significantly impact a company’s productivity. Regardless of the setting—from a labor-intensive to an office environment, employers are increasingly recognizing that addressing the work and non-work related physical capabilities of employees can optimize their workforce and lower the cost of injury and illness.
Why a safe, healthy workplace is good for the bottom line
According to the Bureau of Labor Statics, nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries occurred in 2017. At any given time, this could mean significant disruptions and costs to your company as well as your employees and their families. While not all are considered serious, more than one-third of on-the-job injuries require time off work in order to recover.
Meet Cody Sage, HealthFitness Certified Athletic Trainer
We are HealthFitness and we’re “better” people. We believe the best claim is the claim that doesn’t happen. That’s why we’re focused on prevention, to address health issues before they become more serious medical concerns. Attending to pain and discomfort before the need for medical diagnosis is the number one goal for Cody Sage, Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and his team as they focus on the health and safety of more than 3,000 manufacturing production workers at a leading appliance manufacturing company in Louisville, Kentucky.
Meet Patricia Annoni, RN, HealthFitness Injury Prevention and Treatment Professional
We are HealthFitness, and we’re “better” people. We believe that achieving better health is a unique lifelong journey that is best achieved when people have help along the way. Help from people like Patricia Annoni, RN, BSN, who serves 1,000 manufacturing workers at a leading medical device company in Plymouth, Minn. With 24 years of nursing experience—including stints in acute care, long-term care and disease management—Annoni jumped at the opportunity to serve in a full-time injury prevention and treatment role.
8 reasons companies need workplace injury prevention programs
Launching injury prevention and treatment programs in your workplace is one of the best ways to protect your most valuable asset: your employees. Losing workers due to on-the-job injuries can result in significant disruptions and costs to your company. In fact, last year workplace injuries cost employers nearly $60 billion a year.
Create a culture of safe work practices and decrease on-the-job injuries
From manufacturing environments to office settings, addressing the work and non-work-related physical capabilities of employees can optimize your workforce—and lower the cost of injury and illness. Research shows that losing workers due to on-the-job injuries can result in significant disruptions and costs to your company as well as your employees and their families. Nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries occur each year.
Support your “industry athletes” with movement efficiency solutions
Whether you are aged 8 or 88, everyone needs to move—and everyone can benefit from moving smarter, healthier and more efficiently.
Help employees prevent injury, decrease pain and speed recovery
During an average work day, many of us perform tasks in a wide variety of fields—both inside and outside the workplace—that could put our health and welfare at risk.