Reduction of workplace risk and injury reduces time lost by employees due to injury and expenses paid by employers. When injuries do occur, Advanced Wellness Louisiana's on-site therapy can help to reduce the risk of further injury as well as reduce time away from work for treatment. Injured workers are treated with hands-on care. Our clinicians can customize programs specific to the demands of each worker's job. In addition, ergonomic assessment of problem areas within the workplace can be identified and remedied promptly to reduce the risk of additional injuries. The clinicians at Advanced Wellness Louisiana take great pride in their ability to communicate with case managers, employers, safety staff, and physicians to ensure speedy recovery of patients and quick assessment of potential problem areas in the workplace.
Analysis of a particular job setup is performed and observed to see the effectiveness of job function with current environment. Recommendations are made with relativity to workers’ posture, work station set up, and positions of the body during specific job tasks. Recommendations are made to help improve the setup of the workplace to help ensure that the workplace is modified to maximize safety and improve productivity.
Tasks of a particular job are analyzed and reviewed to determine the physical demands required to perform that job. Through this process, specific job tasks are determined. Through this process, recommendations can be suggested to reduce forces associated with certain job tasks. Job descriptions can be made from information obtained during functional job analysis which give specific parameters for every job.
This screening tool can be used to evaluate prospective employees’ ability to perform essential job functions as described in specific job descriptions. This helps to ensure that the physical attributes of the candidate match the requirements of the job being applied for. These screens can include, but are not limited to: cardiovascular assessment, work specific tasks, strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Each job description is specific to a particular job and will differ according to the job being applied for. These screens can help match workers to the appropriate work tasks.
These tests can be performed in order to gauge whether an employee is able to safely perform essential job functions without threatening the safety of themselves, co-workers, property, or the general public. Fit for duty exams can identify at-risk persons and help prevent these persons from further injury as well as protect employers from insurance claims.