Soft Tissue Injuries: Questions Every Manager Should Ask

Button, Robert (Director, Safety Results Inc.) | House, Gail (Walt Disney World) | Owens, Steve (Maxim Performance Systems, Inc.)


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, soft tissue injuries including sprains and strains, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, hernia, and tendonitis were responsible for 31.6% of lost work days in 2004. What can mangers do about these injuries and losses? Some mangers accept these injuries as a cost of doing business. Other mangers wonder if there is a magic bullet that will prevent these injuries. And then there are the managers who ask the right questions and take practical steps to reduce soft tissue pain, injury and losses.