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Workplace Injuries and Accidents Are a Painful Drain on Vitality

It’s no surprise that a successful company—industrial, office-based, and retail—performs best when its employees are engaged, happy, and healthy. But what happens to your organization when work-related injuries or accidents sap the vitality of employees?

It’s a rampant issue in today’s workplace: The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that work-related injuries and accidents cost U.S. companies more than $62 billion each year. Far worse, more than 4,500 employees will die on the job next year, and more than 4 million will sustain a serious injury.

Have you factored in the costs of injury and absence to next year’s budget? Have you accounted for strained productivity due to chronic musculoskeletal disorders that aren’t being treated? There is an alternative. You can tackle the source of these problems and begin minimizing workplace injuries before they occur.

Helping to Prevent Workplace Injury

You care about the health and well-being of your employees. But is there more you can do to protect them without your interest being perceived as intrusive? Consider a workplace health center with a patient-centered approach that's a favorite benefit of employees and good for business at the same time.

Remember that workplace health and safety pay major dividends for your bottom line. Research shows that minimizing workplace injuries can results in improved employee retention and morale, reduced absenteeism, and cost savings through decreased worker’s compensation claims.

Many of these benefits are amplified in worksites that feature physical requirements, like manufacturing floors, distribution centers, and warehouses. A mentally and physically healthy employee will have a lower risk of injury from overexertion, poor balance, or depression-related distractions while on the job.

The Solution: A Worksite Health Center

A partnership with Healthstat is a critical next step toward minimizing workplace injuries and accidents. Our worksite health and wellness centers can offer a full range of services that meet the needs of your workforce, whether you’re a Midwest manufacturer, East Coast distributor, or a warehouse operator with multiple remote sites. Some of these services include:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Medical massage
  • X-ray and other diagnostic screenings
  • Safety training programs
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Safety demonstrations and seminars
  • Onsite health coaches and clinicians who specialize in tailored care

Consider your workforce as a unique population that requires personalized care to be at their best. What are their gaps? What healthcare services are they missing out on? No matter the age mix or needs of your employees, Healthstat can provide a tailored solution that feels custom fit.

Preventive Care, or Playing Catch Up?

At Healthstat, we like to say that you can either wait until problems burst through your door, or you can start out on the path to workplace wellness and avoid those problems entirely. We know that you don’t want a workforce at 50% strength due to back pain, musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic injury – especially when you can have a workforce strengthened by pre-employment training on effective lifting and carrying techniques from a licensed physical therapist, to give a common example.

Healthstat account executive Tiffany Combee was formerly Supervisor of Risk Management and Employee Benefits for Polk County Schools, which has seen its worker’s compensation MOD rate reduced from 1.4 to 0.8 since introducing service lines that effectively address injuries within the employee health clinic. “If you add worker’s comp to your clinic,” she says, “it’s first dollar savings from day one. Our clients can see great success even if they start out offering the initial and follow-up care for worker’s comp injuries only. Then they can add on new services over time."

In another example, a Healthstat physician worked in a manufacturing plant that had been seeing 3 recordable injuries a day. With management on board, his Occupational Health team went onto the production floor to listen to workers down the line. Glad to be heard, the employees helped the assessment team get to the bottom of where and how injuries were occurring. The result? A 92% reduction in the recordable injury rate.

The Cutting Edge of Preventive Care

The examples above reflect a positive trend in effective worksite health centers. They extend the center’s reach beyond its own four walls. Ergonomic assessments and worksite analyses help ensure employee safety and comfort. The worksite clinic focuses on preventing as well as treating repetitive motion injury and musculoskeletal injury. It can also reinforce action plans that forestall minor and major events.

Want to see what a tailored healthcare solution looks like for your workforce? Healthstat is the only worksite health and wellness center provider to earn accreditation for both the quality of our medical services and the success of our health and wellness promotions programs – demonstrated through independent audits. And, you can rest assured our patient information is kept secure through the most rigorous audited standards.

Reach Out Today

We’re so confident we can transform the health and wellness of your workforce, our results are guaranteed. Check out our occupational health services or get in touch with a member of our sales team for a no-obligation, 15-minute chat about your workplace’s health hurdles.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing how, together, we can inspire healthy change, every day.

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