“By determining the physical demands of the job through a job analysis, employers can make better return-to-work determinations,” says Harris. “Implementation of ergonomic interventions can reduce those physical demands and get the worker back to work faster as well as help prevent the injury from reoccurring.”
AthletiCo’s post-offer pre-employment testing is another injury prevention tool that screens applicants’ abilities to carry out physically demanding work. Post-offer testing can help control work-related injuries by identifying those who are capable of carrying out the essential functions.
For Harris, working with injury prevention programs is very rewarding because employees feel like someone is listening to their concerns and ideas and are usually extremely appreciative. In addition, she also has the ability to help employers be proactive rather than reactive in prevention of injuries.
For more information on AthletiCo’s ergonomic and job analysis program, contact Keri Harris at 630-575-6219 or kharris(at)athletico(dot)com.
Since 1991, AthletiCo has been the proud provider of rehabilitation, fitness, and performance services to many professional teams, performing arts companies, endurance programs, golf associations, volleyball clubs, high schools, colleges, and events in Chicagoland and Central Illinois. AthletiCo’s first Wisconsin location opened in Milwaukee in December 2009.
AthletiCo provides orthopedic
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