One injury prevent expert says that's easier than you might think. It's just a matter of showing them how to properly use their bodies.
"They are the easiest people for us to train," said Dennis Downing, president and CEO of Future Industrial Technologies. "They are so happy to learn how to get rid of aches and pain and stiffness. They are a very willing audience."
Downing advocates using personalized training for all employees as a way to prevent injuries and reduce workers' comp claims. The trick is to change the employee's behavior.
"They don't want to become injured. They don't want to have their range of motion diminished so they can't see out the back window," he said. "They are eager to feel younger."
November 22, 2010
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