Recorded at AIHce EXP 2023
With the cost of musculoskeletal disorders rising, measures that focus on mitigating these costs are more important than ever. In controlling indirect and direct costs, metrics that provide high value for employers include: a) numbers and types of injuries, b) time away from work, c) lost productivity, and d) time to recovery from an injury. Tools and programs such as Physical Demands Analyses (PDAs) and Return to Work (RtW) allows employers: 1) to better track such metrics, 2) improve worker health and safety programs, and 3) achieve huge cost savings. This presentation will focus on defining both PDAs and RtW as well as providing examples and case studies for each. Highlights will be placed on explaining their importance along with common ways they are used and applied.
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
• Define PDAs and RtW and their importance in the workplace.
• Recognize the key components, data and outcomes obtained from PDAs and RtW.
• Manage the importance of accuracy and consistency in documentation.
• Apply PDAs and RtW to the workplace to enhance focus on worker health and safety.
Rick Barker, CPE, CSP