Work Place Injury Prevention Program
Developing plans for all types of workplaces
Every workplace comes with its hazards. Some are more obvious than others. For example, everyone knows that construction sites can be dangerous, but even an office space with the sedentary lifestyle of its employees and long hours of eye strain staring at screens poses a risk of injury.
At St. Luke’s, we develop customized work injury prevention programs for a wide variety of workplaces. Our medical professionals have treated a diverse range of workplace injuries, and we know some of the most common causes of injuries for various work environments. We are also familiar with the safety standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and use them as the foundation for all of our injury prevention programs.
Additionally, our occupational therapy program can help employees who have already been injured recover and get back on the job as quickly as possible.
The following are some basic tips for preventing workplace injuries:
- Encourage employees to take small breaks for stretching and moving throughout the day
- Make sure all employees are supplied with appropriate safety equipment that is properly fitted
- Let employees know that there is a place for them to report unsafe and hazardous working conditions
- Keep up employee morale and help manage stress. Stress is a leading cause of injury.
- Provide ergonomic chairs to maintain good posture and prevent back injuries
- Keep a first aid center on your worksite
- Provide all new employees with safety training and hold an annual safety training refresher for all employees
Referral required for this service. If you need one, talk to your primary
To establish care with a St. Luke’s primary care provider, call 218.249.4000 or find a clinic near you.