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Onsite Health Clinics aren’t just for the Fortune 500

Onsite Health Clinics aren’t just for the Fortune 500

“An Employee Maintenance Center is like a tune up center for your body. It a cross between a health club and a medical center.” ~ Trent Shuford – CEO InjuryFree It’s not only companies like Sprint, Toyota, U.S. Steel and…

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Ebola – Emergency Preparedness Plan?

Ebola – Emergency Preparedness Plan?

Did anyone foresee an Ebola Outbreak in their Emergency Preparedness Plan? Recent events remind us that no matter how much you prepare, the unthinkable can happen. That’s why organizations prepare disaster recovery plans. Most, however, haven’t went to the trouble…

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Are Myofascial Trigger Points a Major Cause of MSDs? Part I

Are Myofascial Trigger Points a Major Cause of MSDs? Part I

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) continue to cost U.S. employers billions of dollars annually to diagnose and treat, but there doesn’t appear to be a noticeable reduction in the incidence of MSDs in the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has…

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Can You Trust Employee Health and Wellness to Conventional Medicine?

Can You Trust Employee Health and Wellness to Conventional Medicine?

The United States is the global leader in healthcare spending but its results are dismal, according to several organizations. The latest report is from the Social Progress Index and the results are revealing. According to the report, the United States…

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Biophysics Technology a Next Generation Tool in Ergonomic Risk Management

Biophysics Technology a Next Generation Tool in Ergonomic Risk Management

The job of safety professionals is not to reduce cost, or to reduce injury statistics, but to reduce workplace injuries and illness. By taking care of that singular goal, all of the secondary objectives, including productivity and quality improvements, will…

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5 Workplace Injuries that Result in 67% of Workers Compensation Costs

5 Workplace Injuries that Result in 67% of Workers Compensation Costs

In an economy where cost control is prized, U.S. companies continue to absorb more than $50 billion annually in workers compensation costs. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, workplace injuries and illnesses amounted to $55.4 billion in…

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Getting to Zero: An Ergonomic Injury Prevention Case Study

Getting to Zero: An Ergonomic Injury Prevention Case Study

Musculoskeletal disorders among American workers have plateaued in recent years. In 2012, ergonomic injuries in the workplace accounted for 34 percent of all occupational injuries and illnesses, according to BLS stats. Further statistics also reveal that workplace musculoskeletal disorder injuries…

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Onsite Health and Fitness

Onsite Health and Fitness

Onsite health and fitness has emerged as one of the major workplace opportunities to reduce the risk of injuries over the past few years.  Increasingly, employees are complaining of body aches, reduced mental concentration and an inability to perform required…

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Why American Companies are Utilizing Workplace Health Centers for Employee Wellnes

Why American Companies are Utilizing Workplace Health Centers for Employee Wellnes

With U.S. employers paying more than 36% more for healthcare than five years ago, many are choosing workplace health centers to cut costs while keeping their employees healthy. Workplace health centers contribute to not only lower healthcare costs but offer…

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Do Onsite Health Centers Provide a Positive ROI?

Do Onsite Health Centers Provide a Positive ROI?

Surprisingly, most employers (53%) are uncertain whether onsite health centers are providing a positive return-on-investment even though nearly 75% of executives have very high support for the centers, according to a 2012 study by Towers Watson. High management support however, indicates that most executives believe onsite health centers achieve considerable reductions in...

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