What is your process when an employee reports soreness while at work? Unfortunately, many employers struggle with this question. In most cases, they find out AFTER the employee has opened a claim and/or taken time off work to seek care that may result in costly imaging, medications, and referrals to specialists. iWorks Health offers a solution to resolve your employee’s soreness while at work, avoiding the recordable, lost time, and worker’s compensation claim all together.
Our Occupational Therapists utilize OSHA First Aid for musculoskeletal soreness which includes: heat & ice, stretching, ergonomic evaluation, soft tissue work & massage, rock & K-Tape, topical gel for pain relief, soft supports, education, and workstation modifications.
In addition to Onsite Therapy, iWorks Health offers job analysis, temporary transitional work (for injured employees), customized body mechanics & stretch programs, industrial & office ergonomics, employee education & training, and post-offer/pre-employment testing. See our Services section for more information.
For the past 25 years, PDR Clinics (now a division of iSpine Clinics) has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients seeking treatment for extremity and spinal sprains and strains. The key, however, to reducing costs and improving health care outcomes is early identification and intervention, or better yet, to prevent pain and injury from occurring. With that, iWorks Health was developed to offer onsite solutions for employers to keep employees safe, healthy and productive.
iWorks Health’ solutions help employers prevent injury through early detection and treatment, education, training, and work site assessment. We work with each employer to develop customized programs to address their individual needs and budget.
iWorks Health offers a variety of service offerings including onsite therapy, educational programs and training, stretching programs, ergonomic screens, job analyses, post-offer/pre-placement evaluations (POPE) and industrial and office ergonomic consultations. iWorks Health reduces injuries as well as the costs associated with pain, injury, lost production, absenteeism and presenteeism.
MobileWorks is an on-demand OSHA first-aid service. When an employee reports an issue, the employer simply contacts iWorks Health to request an onsite visit with a licensed occupational or physical therapist. The therapist will perform a physical examination while collecting other information such as the major complaint, job tasks, restrictions, and more. The OSHA first aid treatment may include ice, heat, stretching, soft supports, taping and soft tissue work. MobileWorks is a convenient way to help with early detection of injuries and prevention of recordables.
I have had the opportunity to partner with iWorks Health on a number of projects, and I am impressed with their level of professionalism and ingenuity. They are coming up with solutions for the manufacturing industry and pushing us to re-evaluate how we protect our most valuable assets, our people.
President, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association MPMA
It has been my privilege to work with iWorks Health, specifically Beth M. She has been instrumental in helping us build our onsite first aid program. Not only do we receive first aid care for our employees, she provides monthly educational topics at our employee meetings to help build a better knowledge base for body mechanics. She has helped us trouble shoot ergonomic improvements for our employees, as well as help us create job demand analysis for our positions to assist in our return to work program. Both our incident rate and DART rate have reduced since we started our partnership with iWorks Health. They offer viable solutions for employers, and I couldn’t ask for a more accommodating partner. iWorks Health is a great company to work with!
iWorks Health was first recommended by an employee who was enrolled in PDR Clinics’ Rehabilitation. PDR’s approach to treating the injury, pain and the Cognitive Behavioral Coaching impressed our employee so much he discussed the potential of Sowles Co. working together with the clinic and staff to assist other injured workers.
Following this employee referral, I scheduled an appointment to visit the clinic and met with iWorks Health’ Account Executive, Tyler Lowthian and Occupational Therapist, Beth Mayotte. Together we tailored a program benefiting employees suffering from soft tissue injuries or musculoskeletal pain where Beth is able to meet with individuals on site, virtually or in clinic. iWorks Health benefits the employee with their expertise in providing onsite real-time first contact, evaluation and relief. Sowles Co. benefits in knowing that we are partnered with a clinic who has taken the time to obtain an integral understanding of our industry and providing the best in employee care.
Also, iWorks Health has worked together with Sowles Co. to refine our Job Function Analysis, giving doctors an accurate and true depiction of the work an ironworker performs and exposures they encounter on any given day. This coupled with a comprehensive Light Duty Program outlining specific tasks ranging from field, to shop and office tasks is invaluable when doctors see the opportunities provided by the employer. This constitutes a win/win for the employee’s healing and the employer.
I want to extend our sincere appreciation to iWorks Health and PDR Clinics for developing an exemplary program that surpasses many in the industry.
$38,000 Average cost of a workers’ compensation claim
$19,616 Average health care cost per employee
9 days Median number of days away from work for a workers’ compensation claim
Cost of training a new employee is 21% of employee’s salary
Injury prevention with iWorks Health typically provides a 6:1 return on investment