Benefits of Taking a Proactive Approach to Healthcare
January 21, 2021
While many industries and employees have shifted to part-time, full-time, or temporary work-from-home situations, some industries aren’t able to offer that option, as job duties cannot be completed remotely. Being so, on-the-job injuries continue to occur in the manufacturing industry as the on-location work has needed to continue.
Dr. Chad Henriksen, director of WorkSiteRight, was recently featured by Environmental Health and Safety, authoring an editorial on how to approach healthcare proactively in the manufacturing industry. He provides three key benefits that result from providing on-site chiropractic care—including how to reduce absenteeism and prescription drug dependency. Through his chiropractic career and experience with WorkSiteRight’s on-site clinic system, Dr. Henriksen has gained vast knowledge on providing chiropractic care that is beneficial to manufacturing employers. Here are a few highlights from his article:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ranks manufacturing as the third most dangerous occupation for workers based on the number of non-fatal injuries.
The BLS reported nearly 50,000 days away from work in the manufacturing industry in 2019 that result from cases of sprains, strains, tears, soreness, or pain.
Workers who engage in highly repetitive motions, heavy lifting, persistent walking, or standing for hours at a time are at risk for severe injuries over long periods of time.