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Pre-Injury Solutions for a Changed Workforce

One Call has been a trusted partner of injured workers, adjusters and case managers for more than 30 years. Our extensive provider network delivers end-to-end recovery solutions such as physical therapy, diagnostics, transportation and translation, and home health and complex care services, with a focus on getting injured workers the care they need, when they need it.

The pandemic rapidly forced millions of employees to work remotely, drastically changing the work environment as we know it. Prior to COVID-19, only 7 percent of the U.S. workforce regularly worked from home; in contrast to 42 percent today. This shift has inspired us to reimagine where the care journey begins. Hear directly from our CEO, Thomas Warsop, in a WorkCompWire article describing our new definition of "end-to-end-solutions" for the workers’ compensation industry. 

For more information about our Safety, Injury Prevention and Wellness program, please email safety_wellness@onecallcm.com.

4 Tips to Prevent Injury in the Workplace

Tip #1: Educate remote employees how to create an ergonomic workspace

As many employees quickly transitioned to work from home, creating an ergonomic workspace probably wasn’t top-of-mind. Improper chair positioning, keyboard and monitor alignment, computer placement and body support can all lead to muscle tears, decreased circulation and scar tissue formation, or worse, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and sprains/strains. 

Watch our recent one-hour ergonomics webinar or download the following free resources to create an ergonomic workspace. 

Workstation Ergonomics

Workstation Ergonomics
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Mind Your Posture
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Office Ergonomics Checklist
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Tip #2: Create conditioning and strengthening programs for furloughed workers 

Furloughed workers are most at-risk for injury upon return, especially those with strenuous, physically demanding jobs. Engage with employees before and/or immediately upon returning to work, implementing stretching, conditioning and strengthening routines to rebuild muscles that have not been used recently.  

After weeks or months of a sedentary lifestyle, this is a great opportunity to reacclimate employees to the daily demands of their specific jobs. These tools can also be used for ongoing assessments and training to help  workers  prevent injuries before they happen.  

 

Deskercise: Burn While You Earn
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Tip #3: Implement health and safety protocols

Implement health and safety protocols, such as temperature checks at building entrances and kiosk screenings, to keep employees safe, ease fears, and rebuild positive company morale. Identify proper protocols to meet the needs of team members and communicate them appropriately. 

To help employers navigate safe reentry into the workplace, our team has developed employee wellness screening, safety assessment, and PPE procurement solutions. For more information, please email safety_wellness@onecallcm.com.

Tip #4: Play like you practice

What your high school coach preached every season still rings true, you play like you practice. Meaning, your behavior or response to a situation will default to the way you prepare. Whether someone is lifting a 30-pound box at work, a 30-pound child at home, or a 30-pound barbeque in a friend’s backyard, the body only knows it’s lifting 30 pounds. Incorporate workplace safety techniques into all aspects of life to further prevent strain and injury.  

For additional information or to speak with a member of the One Call team to discuss our wellness and injury prevention programs, please email safety_wellness@onecallcm.com.

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