Five Steps to Better Workplace Productivity: Reducing the Risk of Soft Tissue Injuries
Muscle strains, sprains, and damage to tendons and ligaments are collectively referred to as soft tissue injuries. They can occur due to one event such as with a twisted ankle, or from cumulative injury as with carpel tunnel syndrome. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome account for almost a third of all reported lost work days. Many more employees experience pain from less-than-optimal work station designs and potentially hazardous work practices.
These conditions tend to go unreported and may lead to more debilitating injuries. Early identification and intervention can dramatically reduce the occurrence of these injuries which directly improves employee wellbeing and productivity. Organizations that can effectively address soft tissue injury benefit from lower workers’ compensation costs as well as greater employee wellbeing, morale, and productivity.
On Thursday, November 17, we held a free webinar that covered what you can do to improve workplace productivity and reduce the risk of soft tissue injuries. This webinar discussed five steps that organizations can take to mitigate the risk of soft tissue injuries and create an effective management system. These steps are based on proven management principles that, if implemented, can serve as an effective framework for reducing soft tissue injuries.
Who should attend
This webinar will benefit anyone who works in human resources, risk management, workers’ compensation, occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, safety or management systems.
For those who were unable to attend, below is a recording of the webinar.
About the Speaker
Paul Webb is a principal consultant of Webb Associates, LLC. Webb Associates provides industrial hygiene and safety consulting services for AllOne Health Resources. Paul has more than 20 years of regulatory, industry, and consulting experience in occupational health and safety management. His experience includes work with OSHA, EHS consultants, public health agencies, as well as with chemical, pharmaceutical, and energy management companies. Paul has worked with many clients to establish effective management systems to manage occupational health and safety, including soft tissue injury prevention.
Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Masters’ Degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of South Carolina, and holds an MBA from Babson College. Paul is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
*Any information or resources provided during the webinar are for general information and educational purposes only.