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.
After The First Session
The employee will:
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: