Maintenance of the Injury Management Prevention and Cost Containment (IMPACC) program, provided by UnityPoint Clinic Occupational Medicine, is the best way to maximize the benefits and ensure long term success of the program. Once your employees have been trained on proper work place ergonomics and WorkSmart habits, give them access to the following resources to continue improving the work environment.
Walk Through and Round Table Discussion
A walk through of the facility will be done after implementation of the IMPACC Industrial Athlete program to assess what your business has done to identify risks in your workplace, increase exercise participation, improve attitudes and contain costs. Discussions will be held with the employees and supervisors to determine the IMPACC Industrial Athlete program's success at that point. Findings from the walk through and these discussions will be analyzed and a compiled report, including improvement suggestions, will be filed for your business.
Review Training Classes
A review class may be provided one year after implementing the IMPACC Industrial Athlete program and then every one to three years following. This training reinforces injury prevention actions to practice, physical risk factors to avoid and proper worksmart ergonomics to maintain. By consistently enforcing the guidelines of the program, you will help your employees continue to improve their personal health and therefore improve productivity in the workplace.
On-site PT/OT Clinic
Regular availability of on-site physical/occupational therapy services in your workplace offers significant advantages within your workplace. These therapy services, used in conjunction with the IMPACC Industrial Athlete program, will help control cost containment, improve employee morale, improve case management and provide early intervention therapy for musculoskeletal injuries.
OSHA Log and Early Reporting First Aid Log Review
Reviews of the OSHA Log and First Aid Log Review can be done on a quarterly basis and reassessed each year. By analyzing the data gathered prior to the Work Risk Analysis and comparing it to reports since the inception of the ergonomic program, St. Luke’s provides rationale for the success to date and offers recommendations for further improvement. This review will also develop data for ongoing program evaluation measurements, to continuously reduce and prevent musculoskeletal injury, claims and costs at your workplace.
Ergostretch: Personal Ergonomics Training
An advanced training session offered to businesses who have already implemented the UnityPoint Clinic Occupational Medicine IMPACC Industrial Athlete program, ErgoStretch is a one-hour program designed to introduce workers to "Personal Ergonomics" in the workplace. This program is about posture awareness, body mechanics, wellness, simple dynamic stretching procedures and self-care techniques to empower employees how to daily reduce stiffness and pain, improve energy level and improve quality of life. ErgoStretch is three separate programs including computer/office work, repetitive tasks or manufacturing work and material handling or low back tasks. These programs will be customized to your company.
Wellness, Self Care and "WorkSmart" Ergonomic Educational Workshops
Erik Nieuwenhuis MS, PT is available to do wellness workshop to reinforce the primary messages of the IMPACC program. Topics available include:
- WorkSmart 3D Dynamic Industrial Athlete Flexibility for your Job and Life
- Upper Body Theraband Strengthening
- Lower Body and Core Theraband Strengthening
- Use of the FITT Method to begin an exercise program or break through fitness plateaus
- Strength Training Basics and Pyramid System of Lifting Weights
- Walking Program Progressions and Tweakology
- WorkSmart Techniques for Computer Workstations, Laptops and Tablets
- The Aging Workforce and How To Slow this Process
- Please contact us for a full list
Printed Resources: 11x 17 WorkSmart Stretching Plan Poster (Laminated)
When physical instruction can not be provided, printed resources give employees the tools they need to continue practicing the IMPACC program dynamic stretches. This poster features 18 WorkSmart Stretches for employees to practice in order to prevent injury and workers compensation claims. These stretches help reduce stress, reduce stiffness and pain and increase energy level and quality of life as we all age.
For more information contact:
Erik Nieuwenhuis MS, PT