Our workers’ compensation management services are designed to offer you a distinct advantage in minimizing medical costs and excessive, lost time claims while assisting in closing your claims sooner with good resolution. Ergonomics is an essential part of the work injury management process and is sited in the ACOEM guidelines as an approved treatment strategy. Be sure you, your adjusters and your physicians are including ergonomic analysis in the management of your work-related musculoskeletal disorder claims.
This services is designed to keep injured workers at work by identifying the root cause or biomechanical actions contributing to their (musculoskeletal) discomfort/injury. We analyze the typical work routine and instruct the employee in safe work practices, self‐care and stretching. Quick fixes and discussion of alternative ways of working and tool use is provided. A thorough report of all findings, actions taken and recommendations including appropriate ergonomic products, facility actions, IT changes and administrative actions are provided. The physician reviews and concurs with this report to make it prescriptive for implementation by the insurer and employer. On-site time: 60‐90 minutes.
Ergonomic worksite analysis for return to work: Our Indemnity WC ergonomic analysis is appropriate for complex, lost time claims where the injured worker has undergone surgery and/or has been out of work for an extended period of time due to the injury. A Functional Limitations Report conducted with the injured employee provides details on the tasks and activities they feel they can/cannot do relative to their injury status. It is used in conjunction with a detailed analysis of the ergonomics and functional issues required of the job. The foundations described in the MO EWA are utilized including recommendations to facilitate a successful RTW plan. This report assists the physician, employer and insurer in determining appropriate modified and transitional work for a successful outcome. Physician concurs with findings to make recommendations part of the treatment plan. Requires employee be released to RTW for assessment. On-site time: 1.5‐2 hours.
Follow Up Visit (to prior evaluation): Our Follow Up visit assures the employer, employee, physician and insurer that the initial evaluation (preventive, MO (WC), Indemnity (WC) or other assessment was implemented to the extent feasible to achieve the expected outcomes. We review the recommendations to validate implementation, assure correct set up of all tools and educate the employee on proper use of new products provided to support SAW/RTW. We provide a report of findings and any additional recommendations to support closure of the case. On-site time: 1‐2 hours.
This program assists with successful re-integration of injured and ill workers back to the workplace so they can resume productive employment. Studies suggest that employers can reduce their internal costs by 10-20% and reduce days away from work by 10-25% when they offer an integrated disability management process for employees dealing with lost time absence. Whether it is an occupational or non-occupational lost time case, our program offers expert advice, development of essential policies and procedures to support your integrated RTW program.Our program helps you achieve compliance and improved outcomes with WC, ADA, FMLA and STD/LTD lost time cases.
Our Job Analysis is an investigative tool that involves interviewing and observing an individual (injured worker) and/or co‐workers actually perform the job. We document the essential functions, evaluate to what extent and how the work is done focusing on time and effort required. Our job analysis allows the employer, physician and insurer to determine whether the employee is fit to return to work or requires accommodation. This document assists with creating appropriate modified duty and transitioning the injured worker back to full duty. On-site time: 2‐3 hours per job analysis.
This on-site function‐ matching service combines ergonomic analysis, job analysis and physical demands with on-site testing of an employee’s abilities and limitations to match them to their current job’s essential functions. Our analysis and report takes the guess work out of whether the employee can perform the task with or without an accommodation for the purpose of RTW, modified or otherwise. Physician must release employee to RTW for this analysis and on-site testing. On-site time: Approximately 4 hours; 2 visits recommended.