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
  • Will
  • Coaching
  • Equipment

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