Industrial Rehab PROGRAM
Our Industrial Rehab program is designed to benefit local employers and empoyees by:
- Reducing worker's compensation claims and costs
- Ensuring employees are physically capable of doing specific job tasks prior to hiring, thereby, lowering workman's comp claims
- Working to eliminate injuries and medical costs associated with work tasks
- Establishing an effective injury prevention program
- Providing staff with a happier, safer, ergonmically correct workplace
- Assiting to ensure that job descriptions truly reflect the actual physical capacities required for the job.
Pre-employment, post-offering testing:
Post-offer testing is conducted by our trained therapists. Pre-placement screenings are conducted using a protocol based on the physical demands job analysis. The Americans with Disabilities Act allows post-offer testing as long as it is job related, conducted after a conditional offer of employment is made, is universally applied, is an indicator of essential job function, and is a business necessity.
Identifies the functional job requirements and the work environment for a particular job. This information may be compared to a disabled individual's ability to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations or used as part of the hiring process. Written job analysis becomes property of the Company. The job analysts can be used in rehabilitation of an injured water to ensure physical capacities required for return to work and for pre-employment, post-offer testing.
The job site analysis identifies the following:
- Job Functions
- Job Tasks
- Specific physical demands
- Aptitudes and interests
- General education reqirements
- Environmental factors
- Psychological factors
- Ergonomic recommendations for modification to the work sites
New Hires report to our facility for one week. The employee will complete a 2 hour conditioning program for the entire body. Spinal strengthening and lifting will be focused on. The employee will receive education on proper body mechanics and lifting techniques.
Ergonomic Evaluation of the work site:
The OP&R Ergonomic Evaluation team identifies risk factors for musculoskeletal repetitive stress injuries and provides a written recommendation to reduce or eliminate these risks. Based on this assessment, workstation furniture and equipment is adjusted to reduce risk of injury. Employee training on posture, lifting and work habits is also provided.
Lifting and Back School:
OP&R can provide onsite ergonomic lifting and back school to current employees. We recommend this training to occur every 6 months to ensure that employees are safe.
Work Conditioning is a work relevant intensive goal-oriented treatment program specifically designed to restore an individual's systemic and neuro-musculo-skeletal function (strength, endurance, movement, flexibility and motor control). The objective of the work-conditioning program is to restore the client's physical health and function so the client can return to work, or, for the client to become physically reconditioned so vocational rehabilitation services can commence.
Functional Capacity Evaluation:
An intensive systematic process of measuring and reporting an injured worker's functional, and physical abilities to perform specific job related and U.S. Department of Labor Dictionary of Occupational Titles defined work tasks. Standardized equipment and methodologies are used to simulate functional work demands, which gradually increase during the evaluation to evaluate maximum limits and capabilites. OP&R uses the Matheson Functional Capacity Method.
Reporting/Documentation of Results
Reports as a result of the functional evaluation will be goal oriented, timely and explicit in regards to:
- Functional outcomes
- Maximum voluntary effort
- Functional physical demand level
- Case specific and resolution oriented recommendations
Health Wellness Programs:
Smoking cessation, stress management and weight management program.