Friday, February 18, 2005

Take team approach to preventing costly injuries

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' Most everyone has heard this statement.

I am going to apply this statement to help you avoid or eliminate on-the-job injuries to your employees' musculoskeletal systems and save you some health-care dollars. These musculoskeletal injuries are repetitive motion disorders (tendinitis), carpal tunnel and spinal injuries to the back and neck with or without injuries to the disc and spinal nerves."

Education of your work force is very important in preventing injuries. Many of your employees find medical terminology confusing. They will not understand many of the different medical diagnoses. Educate your work force on basic anatomy and how these tissues may become injured. For example, most people do not know what a tendon is or what causes tendinitis. They may believe that once you get tendinitis you have it for life.

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