Injury and Illness Prevention

Injury and Illness Prevention

On 19 Aug 2015, in

Essential Function Testing
An effective hiring strategy often begins with matching an applicant’s physical abilities to the demands of the job. BarnesCare can help you make informed hiring decisions through Essential Function Testing. Essential function testing complements the pre-placement physical exam. It also teaches proper body mechanics, posture and lifting techniques to ensure daily tasks are carried out safely. Essential function testing increases employee safety and helps employers make better hiring decisions.

“Save Your Body” Classes
BarnesCare’s back safety program called “Save Your Body” teaches how to properly perform activities at work and at home, decrease overall stress on your entire body and protect your back from improper use.

The program begins with a quiz, followed by a 40-minute presentation that demonstrates how workers move and perform tasks that relate to their job functions. During the presentation, employees are asked to stand and stretch and will be checked for proper performance. The program concludes with a post-presentation quiz review and Q & A.

At the end of the program, employees have a better understanding of proper lifting techniques and how to achieve safer body mechanics while at home and at work.

“Save Your Body has been successful for both large and small companies in multiple industries,” says Debbie Teeter, BarnesCare physical therapy assistant. "The program is designed to engage the workers and encourage active participation. Often, we have detailed discussions regarding the proper use of specific tools and machinery.” 

Immunization Clinics
A comprehensive immunization program can protect your employees from preventable disease and illness and lower costs related to absenteeism.
A BarnesCare nurse can even visit your company on-site to educate and vaccinate your employees with recommended vaccines for your business and job functions.

BarnesCare stocks a comprehensive catalog of vaccines, including travel-related vaccines for companies that require workers to visit international destinations.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria Prophylaxis
  • Meningitis
  • MMR
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus / Diphtheria
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella
  • Yellow Fever

For more information on these services, contact a BarnesCare account executive at 314.747.5859.

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