Injury Management Prevention and Cost Containment (IMPACC) at St Luke's is designed to meet the specific needs of each business we service. Through careful evaluation of the work environment, St. Luke’s is able to recommend an appropriate training and coaching regimen to meet the work demands of your business.
Ergonomic Work Risk Analysis
Evaluation of both the job and the worker is an essential first step to identify the list of risk factors contributing to injuries, claims and costs in the workplace. Three specific criterion are reviewed:
- Identify high risk jobs and work procedures through employee feedback, using the Ergo Profiles distributed by St. Luke’s. This allows employers to review worker suggestions in a non-threatening manner, while also identifying repetitious physical stress concerns for employees.
- Examine work design and set up, the processes of work and the tools and equipment used. Environmental factors will also be evaluated.
- Address claims patterns by looking at the past history of the OSHA 300 Logs and first aid claims log. Additionally, restricted work duty, onsite nursing, wellness programming, and injury response policies and procedures will also be evaluated.
Results from this evaluation will be compiled into a work risk analysis report which depicts risk factors for each job and corrective recommendations for injury prevention.
Functional Job Demands Analysis
This analysis identifies the physical aspects of work, such as job demands, required movements and job functions. From this information St. Luke’s will help your company develop methods to improve work injury prevention and reduce workplace injuries by providing:
- Functional Job Descriptions
These descriptions include essential and non-essential job functions, with recognition to the tools and equipment used. By measuring the functions, forces, actions and postures required of a jobs demand, St. Luke’s can also suggest job modifications and reasonable accommodations compliant with the ADA and other anti-discrimination laws.
- Pre-Work Screens
This screen allow employers to prevent injuries by matching the physical work required of the job with the worker's physical abilities, therefore avoiding unsafe situations. Pre-Work Screens can be used during the new hire process or when transferring employees from one job to another.
- Return to Work
Similar to the Pre-Work Screen, the Return to Work Screen is necessary when evaluating an injured workers ability to safely return to work after recovering from an acute injury or illness.
For more information contact:
Erik Nieuwenhuis MS, PT