May 29, 2014
Strain & Sprain Injury Prevention
Strain and sprain injuries are hurting your employees and killing your bottom line.
Stop the pain and restore the gain by attending our Strain & Sprain Injury Prevention Workshop.
Let’s face it, most occupations involve tasks that require us to lift, lower, push, pull, twist, and reach, sometimes repetitively, and to the point of over-exertion. In most workplaces, strains and sprains continue to lead losses in total dollars incurred and practical prevention has been a challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strains and sprains, also known as work-related muscoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), are injuries in which the work environment and performance of work contribute significantly to the condition and/or the condition is made worse or persists longer due to work conditions.
WMSDs damage not only the bottom line via high costs to employers (lost productivity, increased health care, disability, Workers Compensation costs, and absenteeism), but they also account for 70 million physician office visits and an economic burden ofbetween $45-54 billion annually. Attend this workshop and learn the risk factors associated with WMSDs and what your employees can do to prevent them.
We hope you can join us!
 National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine