According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the direct and indirect costs of musculoskeletal injuries can total as much as $20 billion dollars a year.
Silhouette provides tailored programs based upon thorough investigations of each client’s work place environment. Our goal is to prevent the potential for the onset of injury in the workplace as well as providing solutions to help resolve an injury if a symptom is evidenced.
Silhouette’s Ergonomic Worksite Assessment sees issues that may at first glance seem harmless. Lack of attention to these seemingly minor issues account for thousand of hours in lost employee time, human toll on your team and the resultant cost to your bottom line. Setting up a workstation to fit the person rather than the person fitting the station is critical to creating a healthy and productive workplace.
Equipment handling, patient handling, or laboratory work pose another unique challenge to the employee. Silhouette works to ensure good body mechanics for every employee in each role served within an entity. Discussing the potential problems with the individual and supervisors before the issue occurs creates solutions for improved work safety.
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Silhouette’s principal Leslie Torburn is able to identify body mechanics and postures that may lead to musculoskeletal strains. Her analysis often results in simple, low-cost solutions around equipment and work technique. Her goal is to make recommendations that are low cost with minimal impact on the workplace, but with maximal impact for the employee. At each engagement’s conclusion, a written report outlines recommendations regarding the individual’s work practices/techniques and suggested equipment modifications.