Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) symposium 2017
Safe & Healthy talking to industry leaders at MSD symposium. In 2017, Workcover data showed us that 47% of claims were MSD in origin, thats why prevention is the key!
At Safe & Healthy prevention also encompasses strategies to manage an injury to ensure we reduce common law claims. Only 4% of Workcover MSD claims progressed to a common law claim, however this represented 42% of the cost.
Things for you to focus on today…..
- Think about what you do int he first 48hrs of an injury being reported, contact the employee, ask if they are OK
- What is the Supervisor/Managers role in this process, we know they must be involved to reduce risk of poor outcome
- Do you have a high quality Provider network surrounding your organisation?
Prevent injuries from occurring and prevent them becoming a problem for all stakeholders with some simple tools from our team.