With medical treatment and insurance woes presenting many challenges in today’s healthcare environment, it makes sense to continue to optimize prevention efforts. Whether at home or at work, ergonomics, wellness and injury prevention should be a priority. It’ll not only promote good health, it’ll save you money too.
Primary prevention aims to prevent disease or injury before it occurs. This is done through preventing exposures to hazards that may lead to injury or disease. Known preventable personal risk factors for common health problems should be addressed, with the goal of optimizing general health. While at work, good design, ergonomics initiatives, injury prevention strategies and wellness should reign. Effective ergonomics and injury prevention programs can save employers money.
Ergonomics and safety professionals, rehabilitation professionals, and wellness experts should be working together to promote primary prevention. What are you doing to reduce your risks?