An ergonomically designed workplace brings the following business benefits:
■ Reduction in musculoskeletal disorders at work
■ Reduction in Lost Time Injury and associated costs
■ Improvement in staff morale and job satisfaction
■ Improvement in productivity and efficiency
■ Provision of a safe and healthy working environment
■ Reduction of litigation cases
■ Fulfilment of legal obligations
The application of ergonomic principles at work ensures that the ‘best fit’ is created between the individual and their working environment. This allows individuals to work at maximum capacity and efficiency, whilst remaining safe and healthy. Ergonomics consultancy is a cost effective way of capitalising on these benefits.
Work Injury Management offers a range of workplace ergonomics assessment options to ensure we best meet your needs. If you would like to know more about Work Injury Management workplace ergonomics assessments and how they can help your organisation please contact us.
Work Injury Management has provided pre-employment screenings for countless organisations for over 25 years. We tailor-design our screenings for each company by analysing the physical demands required by the workplace and assessing suitable candidates for these roles. When we find a worker’s function to equal the demands of a role then a job match is achieved. These tests are objective and utilise computerised testing methods and standardised assessment procedures.
Work Injury Management has designed many training programmes for various organisations for the last 25 years and we are proud to be the first choice in workplace education for many large companies who chose to re-educate their employees on a yearly basis. Our clients find our classes practical and informative.
Our focus is on the teaching of how the body functions and how to avoid injury to become an industrial athlete. Our classes involve:
■ Spine protection when handling heavy items
■ Back care
■ Interactive and practical activities
■ Referencing to current workplace standards and legislation
■ Prevention of strains and sprains
While most work places are similar, we do design different programmes for different requirements such as:
■ People handling e.g, nurses, disability workers, child care workers
■ Furniture manufacturing and furniture removal
Job Task Analysis
Job Task Analyses identifies and determines, in detail, particular job duties and requirements. The analyses takes into account critical job demands, postures used, physical requirements and the relative importance of these duties for a given job.
While Job Task Analysis data may be collected from interviews or questionnaires, the product of the analysis is a description or specification of the job, not a description of the person. The purpose of analysis is to establish and document the 'job relatedness' of employment procedures such as training, pre-employment screenings, early return to work and identifying possible hazards.
Work Injury Management has also been involved in:
■ The writing of the Transport and Main Roads Functional Job Dictionary involving Job Task Analysis
■ Outlining the Genuine Occupational Requirements for work tasks for a number of corporations
■ Provided DVD’s for best ergonomic work practice
■ Performed tool box talks
■ Writing and assisted in writing standard operation procedures for workplace tasks
Work Station Set-up and Training
Many of us may sit for 1/3 of our lives or more. Work Injury Management is passionate about teaching their clients how to be industrial athletes – walk tall, sit tall, stand tall!
Backs are not designed for prolonged sitting and can lead to postural stress which in turn can lead to muscle tightness and shortening. If left unchecked this may progress to be a significant long term painful discomfort leaving you with shoulder, neck and back pain. Workstation Setup and postural education are your workplace’s key to comfortable workers.
Let Work injury management assist you with our Fit to Sit educational classes and/or individual workstation set ups. Your next posture is your best posture. For more information, please contact our friendly staff.
Functional Capacity Evaluation
Functional Capacity Evaluations are the assessment of a person’s function and how they can perform required Activities of Daily Living. At Mitchell’s Physiotherapy, Work Injury Management, our Physiotherapists are Accredited Blankenship Certified Functional Capacity Evaluators.
FCEs are required in many instances. Some examples of where they are used are as follows:
Compulsory Third Party claims
Work Injury Management works closely with insurance companies such as RACQ, Suncorp and NRMA to assess a person’s function after motor vehicle accidents (MVAs).
Workcover QLD and private Workcover claims often require the evaluation of a worker’s functional capacity to determine if the worker is able to perform the tasks of their job.
Our evaluation process utilises objective measures to determine a worker’s physical functional capacity to work safely. These evaluations can be short or long so please contact our friendly staff so we can provide you with more information and a personalized quote for your workplace.
All Workcover Claim sessions are charged according to QCOMP Table of Costs.
At Work Injury Management we work with Queensland, Interstate and self-insured Workcover entities. Our team has an impressive track record in assisting workplaces to limit Lost Time Injury with our prompt treatment after an injury has occurred and the early Return To Work of workers through modification of workload.
Our services with WorkCover are extensive and include:
■ Treatment of the injured worker
■ Suitable Duties Program (and modifications)
■ Functional Capacity Evaluations
■ Workstation Analyses and Setup
■ Home, Gym and Hydrotherapy programs
■ Return to Work programs
We believe that the best solution for the employer and the injured worker begins with good communication. Our Physiotherapists maintain communication throughout a worker’s treatment to ensure a smooth return to work process that benefits the worker and their workplace.
A considerable proportion of our work also involves liaison with Compulsory Third Party and Personal Accident and Income Protection insurers.