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Utilizing Industrial Athletes to Cut Workplace Ergonomic Injuries by 50%

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Learn how Pacific Gas and Electric, Cobalt Development and DORN cut work injuries by 50% with ergonomics and industrial athlete training.

With health care costs on the rise and budgets tightening across industries, it’s never been more important to understand how to maximize workers’ productivity while keeping them safe and healthy. With costs from workplace injuries and chronic pain that skyrocket over $600 billion each year, along with the costly prevalence of fatigue in workplace incidents, employers face an uphill battle when it comes to getting the most out of their employees. However, organizations can mitigate the risks of workplace injury and chronic pain by training their workers in the basics of biomechanics, creating Industrial Athletes who excel at their jobs.

The complex science of biomechanics has only recently been explored as a tool against chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders, the primary drivers of missed workdays, fatigue, and lost productivity in the workplace. Combining expertise from the fields of anatomy, physics, and engineering with practical utility for workers regardless of industry, biomechanics training can define standards for work techniques and best practices that reduce the physical strain on the worker’s body. A vital part of a holistic wellness program, biomechanics can transform workers into athletes who understand their bodies and how to keep themselves safe at work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the effects of chronic pain and MSDs on productivity and fiscal health for organizations
  • Introduce the science and background of biomechanics
  • Illustrate how employers can utilize biomechanics to better understand the work being done by their employees
  • Highlight the productivity benefits of using biomechanics training to mitigate safety risks
  • Showcase strategies for creating Industrial Athletes in your workforce to reduce the risk of injury
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About the Author

Kevin Lombardo

CEO & President at DORN Companies
Kevin is Senior Executive and widely recognized thought leader in workers’ compensation and Total Worker Wellness with a focus on workplace injury prevention and on-site innovative therapy solutions.
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