Sandy Greeson

Sandy Greeson

Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Essential Functions Evaluator, & Certifed Clinical Instructor

One of the most valuable things an employer can do to protect themselves from unnecessary workers comp injuries is have an accurate, validated Functional Job Analysis for each position within their organization.  

Did you know that March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Early Detection is Key!  

As I was getting ready for work this morning, and watching my morning dose of KTHV 11, Dr. Bobby Kikati from Gastro Arkansas provided a morning segment about Stopping the Cancer Before it Starts.  It was so informative for me that I thought I would share a little of the information with you:

July 1, 2018 was the deadline for submitting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300 in regards to Injury and Illness Record Keeping for establishments with 250 or more employees.

How did your company rank this year?
As the article from Employee Benefit News states, the following are the most costly health conditions for employers:

10. High Risk Pregnancy
9. Smoking
8. Cholesterol
7. Depression/Mental Illness
6. Hypertension/Blood Pressure
5. Heart Disease
4. Musculoskeletal
3. Obesity
2. Cancer
1. Diabetes
Considering that all athletic practice periods as well as any competitive events begin and often end with some form of stretching, it seems relevant that our workplace athletes should likewise be employing a similar approach when preparing for a potentially labor intensive day ahead.  While our sport athletes (who often are in peak physical condition) participate in active- movement based warm ups, why would we expect our industrial athletes (many who may no longer be in peak physical condition) to immediately jump directly into a potentially high impact or heavy demand workload with no opportunity for the body to "warm up" in preparation for the tasks at hand.
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