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Sustainable Return to Work -- An Outcome that Matters

Gowan Consulting is working with employees with disabilities to ensure a sustainable and productive return to work process. 



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Ergonomic Solutions

An Ounce of Prevention

Workplace accidents and costly claims can be reduced through the systematic implementation of ergonomic strategies in the workplace. Repetitive Strain Injuries and Back Injuries are the most costly injuries in the workplace today making up to 40% of all WSIB claims. The average cost of a WSIB claim in 2006 was $98,000.

Most of the soft tissue injuries that occur can be reduced through implementation of ergonomic solutions costing on average $500.

While each industry has a unique set of ergonomic concerns as well as regulatory requirements, Gowan Consulting provides a full range of ergonomic solutions for both short-term and long-term prevention. Through this program, you have access to the best expertise in the industry and an opportunity to position your company at the leading edge of ergonomic solutions to enhance your competitive advantage.

As Occupational Therapists, we provide you with access to the best expertise in the industry; from simple ergonomic solutions to the most complex. Gowan Consulting provides a full range of customized ergonomic solutions.

We will ensure that you meet your regulatory requirements through the Canada Labour Code, Workers Compensation Acts and the Occupational Health and Safety Acts through solid Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) prevention programs and ergonomic solutions.

Let us help you improve your productivity and quality, reduce your injuries and enhance your competitive advantage by providing leading edge ergonomic solutions.

 

Our Results in Ergonomics

Manufacturing Facility: Gowan Consulting provided a comprehensive ergonomics program that included risk assessment, ergonomic team support and education. The stretching program alone assisted in ensuring over 800 employees participation in regular injury reduction.

Health Care Facility: Gowan Consulting provided a structured MSD education program and recommendations for changes in ergonomics for Therapists and housekeeping staff.

 

Our Services for Ergonomics

Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Prevention Programs and Team Support: policies and program structure to provide a participative approach to musculoskeletal injury prevention with structure and training for team members and legal compliance for your company

Ergonomic Risk Analysis and Workplace Assessments: comprehensive assessment of work, workplace and worker to determine the risks using researched tools and practical workplace solutions.

Physical /visual /cognitive Demands Analysis: documentation of the physical, visual and cognitive/behavioural demands of the essential job duties for legal compliance and return to work planning

Education and Injury Prevention Stretching Programs for employees: practical education for frontline employees on how to complete job tasks to reduce risk of injury with stretching programs and ergonomic team support

Ergonomic Training Programs: basic and advanced courses on ergonomics to provide practical application of ergonomic risk analysis tools and implementation of ergonomic solutions.

 

Make a Referral for an Ergonomic Assessment

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