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The importance of a GOOD injury prevention approach in the workplace

The importance of a GOOD injury prevention approach in the workplace

Injury prevention in the workplace – it’s more than just a few stretches.
When injury prevention is done right, it involves:

  • Lifestyle factors

  • Resilience to injury

  • Physical capacity

  • Task technique

  • Load pressures

Your injury prevention initiative should be tailored to your workplace logistics and your workplace environment. There can’t just be a one-size-fits-all approach. For starters, an office environment is going to require a different approach than a warehouse or shipping work environment.

It’s time to take charge! But why?

The physical condition in which employees come to work is a major factor in their risk of injury. How does your workforce present to work? Being overweight, tired, dehydrated, stressed, lacking good nutrition or poor flexibility has a huge impact on risk of injury!

Did you know that? Do you think your workers know that? Maybe they do but they don’t seem to care. That’s where our behaviour change focused programs and services come into play and have a big impact. After over 20 years’ experience working with a variety of clients, there’s a lot that we’ve learnt – about the links between lifestyle & injury, as well as the importance of programs grounded in behaviour change theory so that they can get you the best results.

Our typical go-to injury prevention solutions include:

  • Ergonomic risk assessments, including lifestyle factors

  • Task and load pressure analysis

  • Warm up for Work sessions

  • Train the Trainer – workplace injury prevention champions

  • Injury prevention workshops + displays

  • Surviving a sedentary job workshops + on-task coaching

Whatever you choose, you can be guaranteed it’ll be customised to your logistics/environment. Contact us today to discuss options.

Joining the dots: stress, health & injury risk

Joining the dots: stress, health & injury risk

When the physical and psychosocial demands of a worker are greater than their ability to cope with them, they experience stress. While a certain level of stress can be healthy and productive, too much stress can cause a variety of physical, mental and behavioural responses - which increases the risk of poor health outcomes, musculoskeletal disorders and pain.

Client case study

Client case study

We strive to obtain voluntary, monthly engagement in excess of 80% and long term behaviour change of more than 60% in your employees' identified risk areas. This is just one client's story.

Joining the dots: health, energy & ergonomics.

Joining the dots: health, energy & ergonomics.

Taking time out for regular stretch breaks throughout your work day is a great way to "recharge your batteries" and reduce the negative impact of sedentary or repetitive movements on your body.