Getting your previously injured workers back into their daily tasks
Injuries in the workplace cost the Australian economy more than $60 billion a year. The risk of hiring someone with a pre-existing condition that could lead to workers compensation claims is minimised through pre-employment medicals and on site assessments of your workplace. Statistically, non-screened employees have a 33% higher injury rate of compensation claims than screened employees. By employing workers with no unknown pre-existing medical illnesses, an organisation can effectively reduce the amount of working hours lost in a month by over 50%.
We have all heard the phrase “prevention is better than cure”. While there are effective “cures” for injury they are often extremely costly to the bottom line through a rise in insurance premiums. An injury prevention model is about swimming upstream and implementing programs that will pay significant cultural and financial dividends for years to come.