Employee injuries are costly for a business, and injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, subluxation of the neck and back, and chronic pain are being seen more frequently in the workplace. Protecting the long term health and wellness of your employees isn't only the right thing to do, it's a smart move for your business. By having a corporate wellness plan in place that encourages regular chiropractic care and employs ergonomic changes in the office, businesses can improve employee morale, decrease the number of sick days that employees take, and increase productivity overall.
Are Your Employees at Risk?
According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), employees who are exposed to the following are at an increased risk of musculoskeletal disorders:
- Working in the same position for extended periods of time, such as sitting at a desk for several hours a day
- Working in awkward positions, such as squatting for extended periods of time or repeatedly reaching over the head
- Exerting a significant amount of force, such as lifting heavy objects repeatedly
- Engaging in the same tasks repetitively, such as typing for several hours a day
- Vibration, such as when using power tools for extended periods of time
- Cool temperatures, such as those required for certain industries, like food processing
- Combined exposure to multiple risk factors
If your employees engage in any of the above, they are at an increased risk for developing a musculoskeletal disorder. Taking a proactive approach and making changes in the workplace and encouraging employees to receive chiropractic care can help prevent costly injuries and medical care for businesses, while helping employees to feel cared for and valued in the workplace.
How Our Toronto Chiropractor Can Help
Consulting with our chiropractor about how you can make your workplace ergonomic friendly is an important step in supporting the health and wellness of your employees. Dr. Brian Dower has worked with businesses across Toronto to make changes to the work environment that reduces their employees' risk of musculoskeletal disorders and improves overall workplace efficiency. He begins by evaluating the workplace to identify problems and will create a customized plan to eliminate issues that could potentially cause employees pain and discomfort.
Additionally, Dr. Dower offers onsite biometric assessments to ensure that developing problems are identified quickly and employees are counseled regarding an individual treatment plan to keep issues like chronic back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other musculoskeletal disorders at bay. Employees will be counseled on how to make postural adjustments to help reduce the risk of chronic pain, be it as simple as raising the height on a chair or adjusting the distance of a computer screen.
Contact Toronto chiropractor Dr. Brian Dower today to learn more about being proactive about the health of your employees and bringing a corporate wellness program into your business. Investing in the health and wellness of those who work with you is wise and can benefit both your company and your employees greatly. Call today for a consultation at (416) 920-7275.