Industrial Conditioning and Readiness
Each worker is considered an Industrial Athlete. For each industrial athlete to be successful, they will need to have:
- Minimum technical skill level
- Minimum physical skill level
Why Industrial Conditioning and Readiness is important:
- 2015: Nearly 2.9 million reported nonfatal private industry occupational injuries and illnesses.
- 2.8 million (95.2%) were injuries
- 2.1 million injuries (75.0%) in service-providing industries (82.5%of the private industry workforce).
- 0.7 million injuries (25%) in goods-producing industries (17.5% of private industry workforce).
- 4.8 % were illnesses
- Service-providing industries - 64.7% of illness cases (12.0 cases per 10,000 full-time workers)
- Goods-producing industries - 35.4% of illness cases (24.6 cases per 10,000 full-time workers)
- Prolonged exposure to ergonomic risk factors can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
- MSDs Develop gradually over weeks, months, and years and are associated with painful symptoms that are often disabling.
- Each year, MSDs account for more than $15 - $20 billion in workers’ compensation costs
Industrial Conditioning and Readiness Services and Programs
1. Ergonomic job on-site evaluation and Functional job description
- Identify Ergonomic Risk Factors and define Principals of Movement
- Analyze job task by video recordings
2. Development of 1:1 employee and Job Task specific Industrial Conditioning programs by PPW Industrial Conditioning Coaches
- Specific stretches and strengthening programs catered to the different work stations
3. Symptom Management & Injury Prevention
- Address the concerns of the employees
- Provide a plan to relieve the aches and pains
- Refer to a physician if symptoms continue
4. Industrial Readiness Program
- Pre-work screenings
- Individual strength and flexibility screening of employee’s capability of completing their required task
- Personalized strength and stretching routines based on results
- Return to work and evaluation programs
- An in-house functional progression program, to help each Industrial Athlete to a fast and safe recovery
Return of Invest (ROI) from Industrial Athlete Training –
2008 National Athletic Training Association company study
- 100% - of companies reported positive ROI
- 80% - ROI of $3 or more for every $1 invested
- 85% - reported both the number and costs of work-related injuries decreased at least 25%
- 90% - employee days away from workdecreased by at least 25 %
- 50% - had their emergency room costs reduced by 50% or more
- 50% - reported decrease in costs associated with workplace injuries.
Of respondents that tracked workers’ compensation:
- 63% reported athletic trainer made an impact on workers compensation costs within 6 months
- 96% reported athletic trainer made an impact on workers compensation within 1 year
Of respondents that followed healthcare costs:
- 45% reported athletic trainer made an impact on healthcare costs within 6 months
- 100% reported athletic trainer made an impact on healthcare costs within 1 year