When you think of someone getting “injured on the job” you might think of a construction worker, or someone working in a factory. However, many jobs can present potentially dangerous situations.
A work injury can be categorized as any injury or illness an employee received while on the job. Even office work can lead to work-related injuries. When an employee is injured on the job, figuring out how long it’ll be before they can safely return can be a time-consuming task!
If your employee has been out of work due to an injury, it’s important to make sure that your work environment is the safest it could possibly be for their return (and to prevent future injuries!) Contact Blue Ridge Physical Therapy in Johnson City, TN for our job site analysis services.
What is a Job Site Analysis?
Blue Ridge Physical Therapy’s job site analysis is performed at a work site, and involves a thorough examination of several aspects in a work environment. This analysis can be used by employers to determine if an employee is ready to return to work after sustaining an injury, or if job modifications are needed.Below is a list of examinations and assessments that may be performed.
Physical demands of a job
It’s important to know what physical demands are necessary for a job to be performed successfully. If an employee over exerts themselves doing a task, or is not strong enough to lift specific objects, they could potentially injure themselves. A thorough assessment of physical demands
Safety of the work environment
An examination of safety risks or possible threats that could result in someone sustaining an injury or having a lower performance level. Factors that may be taken into consideration are noise and light levels, as well as temperature levels.
Common worker habits
Certain habits may pose a higher risk of injury.
This assessment allows for the proper examination of equipment and tools being used on site. For example, an employee with a sedentary job may run the risk of developing back pain or neck pain if they are not provided with ergonomically designed office equipment to help support their body.
Contact Blue Ridge Physical Therapy in Johnson City, TN For a Job Site Analysis
Our services can help employers uncover and correct many different aspects that affect an employee returning to work after an injury.
If you’re looking for a great way to facilitate employee reintegration in the workplace after an injury, contact Blue Ridge Physical Therapy in Johnson City, TN today to learn more about our job site analysis program.