INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAMS
INTRODUCTORY INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM
his Program, which may be provided for groups of 10 to 50 employees, provides an intensive, workplace specific, introduction to prevention of injuries in the workplace. The program includes a preliminary discussion with management and survey of the workplace to identify issues and potential problem areas which is then used to design an interactive informational seminar. The seminar reviews issues of workplace safety and injury prevention; encourages information sharing between employees about specific safety issues in the workplace; and provides information about community assessment and treatment resources for injury and pain. Each participant is provided with a take home resource package.
BACK INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM
his Program which is usually provided to a small group of 6 to 10 employees is designed to both prevent and address existing back problems in the workplace. This program is most useful for employees who already experience back problems or are most at risk for back problems or injuries.
The program includes a preliminary review of the workplace and a discussion with management to assist the consultant in becoming familiar with the workplace specific back injury issues. Brief interviews are then conducted with the employees taking the program to identify specific difficulties; which is then followed by a physical screening assessment to assess any existing back stress issues or injury. If appropriate, individualized back injury assessment, treatment, and follow up programs can be provided.
After identification of the Employee issues, the Seminar portion of the Program provids information and promotes discussion of Back Injury Prevention, Health and Wellness, Identification of Workplace risks, and Prevention Activities in the Workplace. A take home resource package is provided to all participants.
Dr. Greg Kerr is a Chiropractor with over 20 years of experience in private practice with an emphasis on assessment, treatment and management of injury and pain management as well as educating clients to make informed lifestyle and health choices. He has a keen interest in developing injury prevention and ergonomic assessment programs for industry and business. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he also has a bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition/Biology from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dr. Kerr is an accomplished public speaker and has published many articles and features on health and lifestyle in numerous newspapers and magazines.
Stacy Berdan graduated from the University of Guelph with a science degree in kinesiology with a biomedical minor. She worked in rehabilitation services for a decade with experience in hospitals, WSIB clinics and private rehab clinics. Stacy has considerable experience in physical demands analysis, ergonomic assessments as well as developing return to work programs.