Assist in Identifying Problem Areas
Often there are recurring injuries of a similar nature at one particular area of a job site. Sometimes employers know there is a problem but are not sure what is causing it. As therapists, we understand body mechanics, and the impact stress has on the body.
Assess the Potential for Problems
It’s worthwhile to have “expert eyes” look at job sites to help identify potential problem areas and prevent injuries before they occur.
Assess Physical Demands for a Job
When an employee returns to work after an injury or is placed on light duty, it’s beneficial to know the stress that their body will undergo. Knowing the physical demands of a job will help to properly place individuals in an area that will not exacerbate injuries and keep people working.
Suggest Cost Effective Ergonomic Solutions
There are several ways to manage an area that is causing injury to employees. Not all areas require extensive devices or rework to reduce the incidence of injury. Some solutions may be as simple as increased rotation time or training in body mechanics.