wellness solutions

Wellness Solutions aimed at prevention of disease through education of your employees. These services can be delivered in a number of formats and will cover topics specific to your employees. The topics available for delivery are those that are most common to Americans and most costly to corporations.

Needs Assessments: EWS will assist your company in choosing the programs that are the most effective for your organization. Through interview, questionaires, and records review we can help you choose the wellness areas most specific to your company.
Workshops: These 1 hour educational programs can be targeted towards a specific instruction in specific subjects that have been recognized as important to your employees.
Fairs: Allow for a festive atmosphere in multi-targeted format. The fair is usually held in a half work day format and allows for employees to visit multiple booths so they may get information and educational instruction in multiple subject matters.

Topics covered that can be covered during any wellness workshop and fair may include the following:

Back Injury Prevention
Nutrition
Blood Pressure Screens
Office Ergonomics
Computer Ergonomics
Osteoporosis
Diabetes
Sports Pre-Season Screenings
Fitness
Stress Reduction
Household Safety
Weight Loss
Lunchtime Walk Programs
Yoga
Massage

 

Although this list has served our clients well, we are always open to any suggestions, and would be willing to cover appropriate topics not listed.

 

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ergonomics

Injuries due to Repetitive Stress have increased over the last decade. These injuries include back injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, and they are the most costly claims to most company's workers' compensation insurance. OSHA recently released an ergonomic standard. We can help you meet OSHA's plan. The following portions of the EWS ergonomics program will allow your company to fulfill compliance and decrease costs due to workers' compensation.

 

1. Needs Assessment - EWS will review your company's workers' compensation records, OSHA logs, and or your companies workspace to assess for specific trends or requirements at your organization. This will allow EWS to target specific work areas, jobs, or employees with exposure to the risk factors that have been linked to repetitive stress.

2. Consultation - After the assessment has been completed, a consultation will be shceduled with the appropriate people at your company. The findings of your assessment will be reviewed and implementation plan with written report will be delivered.

3. Implementation - The implementation of your ergonomics program involves the education of the proper parties at your company. This will include employees, supervisors, employee health servies and/or human resources department personnel. These people require information specific to their roles at your company so there are separate targeted training sessions.

a. Supervisor Training
b. Employee Training
c. Ergonomic Team Training
d. Medical Management

4. Ergonomic Consultation- One~on~one evaluation and consultation is also available to employees if necessary. This will involve an ergonomist visit to the employees workspace, evaluation of that space and a written report to summarize findings and necessary changes.

 

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disability management

Injuries will always occur in the workplace and/or at home. The key to disability management is providing simple information to the medical providers involved in employee treatment. These services will provide your company with a return-to-work program that will be aimed at reducing the time an injured worker remains away from the workplace.

1. Job Analysis - providing a detailed physical job description of an employee's position, you will allow the physician to make a safer return to work decision for your employees'. This return-to-work program will ensure a decreased risk of re-injury upon return. Performing job analysis will also allow your company to recognize positions that can be utilized on a transitional basis. This will make return to work more expedient for your injured workers that are not capable of returning to their regular duty.

2. Medical Management - working with your employee health services or human resources department, we can provide you with a simple program that will use tools that have proven to assist employees back to work. This is an important part of OSHA's ergonomic standard. The implementation of alternate duty and communication with medical providers and the employees is an important part of this tool.

3. Case Review - our medical professionals can help your company by providing a case-by-case review of records related to specific challenging work-injuries. These professionals can communicate with the medical providers or make suggestions to your human resource or case management personnel.

 

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