INJURY PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

A few lost work days from an injury may not seem like much to most people. But the potential and real financial costs associated with lost time and injury claims can be staggering. The National Safety Council estimates that for every $1 spent on direct workers compensation costs, there is $4 to $10 spent on indirect costs. The U. S. Department of Labor claims that workplace injuries cost industry between $13 and $20 million a year. Implementing Injury Prevention and Management processes immediately reduces indemnity payments and case reserves of a claim. By lowering claims costs, the loss ratio of the business is lowered, making KYEL Group Inc. clients more attractive to the insurance marketplace.

KYEL Group’s work injury prevention and management process will help you get a handle on these real problems by preventing or resolving injuries quickly and without lost work time in most cases.

 
What's Included?

  • Tailored Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Management Policy/Procedure Manual
  • Instantaneous, Quarterly and End of Year Reporting
  • Seamless Transitioning into Existing Procedures
  • Timely Responses to All Concerns
  • Onsite Visits to Significantly Reduce Lost Work Time
  • Complete Health Histories Leading to Screening of Incident
  • Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliant Paperwork and Procedures
  • Review of Work and Non-Work Related Risk Factors
  • Self Identification of Incident Cause and Job Coaching Related to Incident
  • Handouts Regarding Treatment Activities, Modalities, Anatomical Education, Work/ADL Simplification
  • Recovery Timeframes
  • Proper Postural, Material Handling, Non Material Handling and Lift Techniques
  • Web Based Follow-up Monitoring System
  • All Forms Necessary for Implementation


 

What Are The Typical Steps In The Process?


  • We are onsite to assist you within the first 24-48 hours of contact.
  • We take a complete health history and participant completes a symptom questionnaire.
  • We have therapists who are biomechanical engineers of the human machine. 
  • We are able to accurately assess cause and effect related to the complaint.
  • We provide instant feedback (Job Coaching) regarding risk factors and related work methods.
  • We provide activities of daily living changes for the improved health of the employee outside of work.
  • We provide a written/pictorial representation of the health treatment program.
  • We provide a written and electronic report of the visit to the company representative.
  • Follow up is scheduled right then, as needed.


 
After The First Session

The employee will:

  • Know what the screening identified as the problem.
  • Know the proposed plan of action.
  • Know what self treatment activities to perform including frequency and duration.
  • Be trained in understanding the risk factors involved in his/her situation.
  • Know how to avoid or reduce the risk factors related to the problem, both at work and at home.
  • Be provided with contact information for the KGI representative.
  • Be provided with a personalized login number to complete a follow up survey.
  • The employee will be able to realize their fullest potential while overcoming that “outsider” feeling, by remaining a            productive part of the team.
  • We also help you with that hard to return to work employee, constructing a program that transitions that person back to    work smoothly and with less cost to you, the employer. 

 

Transitional Duty Programs

At some point most employers have had an employee that lingers out on medical leave for an extended period.  The longer the employee is out of work, the more time that is required for return and the chances of return diminish significantly.  Establishing an injury management program with an operating procedure that facilitates transitional duty has been shown to reduce the direct and indirect costs associated with the recovery process.

The focus is to progressively increase work specific activity levels in a supervised setting.  The employee regains strength and endurance and improves positional and activity tolerances.  This also allows us to address pain limitations and pain behaviors, which many times hinder a complete return to work.

Each employer, employee and injury are different and may require a different approach, but the method by which an employer applies the program should remain the same.  This process is an integral component of our Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Management Process. Onsite visits are a must to ensure and document the progress of the transition. During these visits we monitor progress, adjust the care plan and look for potential ergonomic risk factors. Many times we use job coaching techniques to reinforce proper positioning and correction of repetitive motions that can also be applied to other employees in the work area to create a safe work environment for all. We work closely with your health care providers to ensure the employees are progressed to full work duty.

We partner with a large variety of local rehabilitation providers to assure continuity with your employees’ care.


Can I Tailor The Program To Fit My Needs?

Our Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Management Process is a new concept in creating a workforce that takes control of their health and work/home habits. This comprehensive process puts the power in the employers hands to improve the bottom line by empowering your employees through onsite, personal evaluation, treatment, training and follow-up.

It has been estimated that the "people portion" of the burden rate at most companies represents over 75% of their expenses. Doesn't it make sense to assure these costs are minimized?

Our comprehensive, hands-on injury prevention programs improve employee health, boost the quality of work and improve the bottom line. We encourage and enable employees to report aches and pains early so they remain easily treatable and so they don't progress to a full blown injury, thus saving money.
 

Below are a few of the items which can be chosen with this program:

  • Brief to Advanced Level Overview and Analysis of the Job Being Performed  (JHA)
  • Medical History and Current Symptoms History 
  • Objective Evaluation Information to Support the Treatment Program
  • HIPAA Compliance (Mandatory)
  • Self Treatment Activities
  • Validity and Special Testing
  • Scheduled Follow-up and Resolution
  • Written or Electronic Report of Each Visit
  • Work Instructions as Needed
  • Pictorial and or Video Reporting
  • Follow the Employer Return to Work Policies with Recommendations
  • Web Based Follow Up

Early Intervention