Tips on how to improve your working practices
If you are constantly experiencing high levels of staff absenteeism due to sickness or work-related injury, then maybe it is time to look at your working practices. An injury management program helps you do just that, and supports you in implementing essential changes in approach and practice.
It is too often assumed that only those involved in manual jobs can suffer from physical stresses and strains as a result of their job. However, this just isn’t true and workers who spend most of their day at a desk are just as likely to develop neck, should, back and arm pains. They are also at high risk of eye strain and fatigue as a result of long periods of time sat in the wrong position at a desk, staring at a computer screen. The result of this is increased time off work and lower productivity levels, after all, no one works to their fullest capacity when they are exhausted, uncomfortable or in pain.
However, there is a simple solution, and that is to develop new best practice working guidelines as a part of a corporate wellness intervention. By hiring a team of experts to assess your workspace, talk to employees and make recommendations, based on the results you will experience a huge difference in the focus and productivity around you. As part of an injury prevention and management program staff can also be shown how they can help themselves and be introduced to better sitting, typing, phone answering and equipment using techniques that will reduce their risks of stresses, strains, and injuries.
Injury Prevention Training Programs For Your Business
There is little worse than waking up in pain in the morning, knowing that you have to go to work and spend the day in a position that will make the pain worse. However, this is probably how many of your employees feel every day. You can help prevent this and improve safety with workplace injury prevention training programs.
Many work place injuries are preventable, and so is the pain and time off needed to recuperate. All that is needed to achieve this is a better understanding of the effects of elements such as bad posture and poor working practices on the body. A great deal of research has been undertaken into the effects of sitting at a desk all day and of working at a computer screen for extended periods of time. However, the illness problems remain, because either companies and staff are sit not aware of the correlations, or they do not know how to make the changes necessary to prevent or minimise the problems.
Injury prevention and management starts with knowledge and this is gained through training and support from professionals. Training as part of a corporate wellness initiative allows business owners, managers and employees to understand what is wrong with the workspace, how it can be improved, and just as importantly what they can do as individuals to support their own body’s needs and reduce the stresses and strains that the musculoskeletal system is put under on a daily basis. Small things from properly adjusted chairs and screens to effective typing positions can make all the difference. You can also provide advice on health outside of the workplace too, from gym memberships to advice on the best BCAA and nutritional advice.
So there you have it: everything you need to know about working practices and injuries.