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Prevent msd's with early intervention

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Prevent msd's with early intervention

  1. 1. Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders withEARLY INTERVENTIONwww.ergo-plus.com
  2. 2. Prevent MSD’s with Early InterventionMusculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) arecaused by exposure to a number ofdifferent risk factors over a period oftime, leading to chronic muscle/tendonfatigue outpacing the human body’sability to recover.www.ergo-plus.com
  3. 3. Prevent MSD’s with Early InterventionIf fatigue outruns recovery overtime…inflammation, discomfort, pain, andlost function is the result.www.ergo-plus.com
  4. 4. Prevent MSD’s with Early Intervention Balance = Maintained Health IF FATIGUE = RECOVERY… …BALANCE IS ACHIEVED FATIGUE VS. RECOVERY BALANCEWHEN BALANCE IS ACHIEVED… …OPTIMAL HEALTH IS MAINTAINEDwww.ergo-plus.com
  5. 5. Prevent MSD’s with Early Intervention Imbalance = Musculoskeletal Disorder IF FATIGUE OUTRUNS RECOVERY… …AN IMBALANCE OCCURS FATIGUE VS. RECOVERY BALANCEWHEN IMBALANCE OCCURS… …HEALTH IS COMPROMISEDwww.ergo-plus.com
  6. 6. Prevent MSD’s with Early Intervention Over time, this imbalance will lead to a costly (both human and financial) Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD).www.ergo-plus.com
  7. 7. FORMATION OF MSD PEAK HEALTH AVERAGE FATIGUE DISCOMFORT PAIN LOST TIME INJURYLOSS OF FUNCTION TIME RESULT: In this case, fatigue and discomfort eventually led to a musculoskeletal disorder – a lost time injury, OSHA recordable, doctor visit & possibly surgery or prescribed medication.
  8. 8. Prevent MSD’s with Early InterventionThis can be prevented with anEARLY INTERVENTIONSTRATEGY.www.ergo-plus.com
  9. 9. Prevent MSD’s with Early InterventionErgonomics Plus injury prevention specialistsmake weekly on-site visits to perform 1-on-1consultations with employees.www.ergo-plus.com
  10. 10. Prevent MSD’s with Early InterventionAt the first signs of fatigue and discomfort,employees notify an Ergonomics Plus injuryprevention specialist (IPS).The IPS will work with this employee overtime to bring their musculoskeletal system tobalance, returning the employee to goodhealth before a musculoskeletal conditionoccurs.www.ergo-plus.com
  11. 11. PREVENTION OF MSD PEAK HEALTH AVERAGE FATIGUE EARLY INTERVENTION DISCOMFORT PAINLOSS OF FUNCTION TIME RESULT: In this case, as the worker began to experience fatigue & discomfort they employed the tools provided to them by their injury prevention specialist to prevent the MSD from occurring.
  12. 12. Prevent MSD’s with Early Intervention How does it work? Our Athletic Trainers work with employees to decrease fatigue and increase recovery.Decrease Fatigue Increase Recovery Ergonomics Proper hydration Proper Body Mechanics Good nutrition Proper Lifting Techniques Ice / Cold Therapy Pre-shift Stretching Good physical fitness Reverse Stretching Proper sleeping habitswww.ergo-plus.com
  13. 13. Prevent MSD’s with Early InterventionCompanies with a proactive safety cultureunderstand and recognize the importance ofprevention.Athletic Trainers are a valuable asset on theshop floor working with employees to correctearly signs of fatigue and discomfort.www.ergo-plus.com
  14. 14. Prevent MSD’s with Early Intervention Contact www.ergo-plus.com info@ergo-plus.com (765) 384-4499www.ergo-plus.com

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