Occupational Medicine

Program Components

On-Site Injury Prevention Programs

Core Components of Worksite Injury Prevention Program

Worker Readiness, Stretch & Flex

  • Program Design – Department Specific
  • Program Establishment and Site Implementation
  • Stretch Leader Education and Training
  • Team Member Education and Training

The Pre-Shift Warm-Up and Stretching program is the first step in the implementation of the Worksite Injury Prevention Program. After thorough observation and employee feedback, a warm-up and stretching protocol is made specifically for the site. This program can be site wide or specific to each department. All team members and warm-up and stretching program leads will be trained and educated as to the benefits of the program and the proper execution. The success of the program will be tracked by the athletic trainer and routinely adjusted and improved to meet the ever-changing needs of the facility.

Early Intervention, Immediate Care

  • One-on-one consultations
  • Early fatigue recognition and identification
  • Self-care education
  • Root cause identification
  • Follow-up
  • Return to work

Early recognition of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) warning signs and quick intervention is crucial to the success of the Worksite Injury Prevention Program. Without the appropriate professional attention, fatigue and discomfort can easily develop into an injury and lost time. This has negative effects for both the employee and the employer. The St. Luke’s Worksite Injury Prevention Program will identify MSD risk factors and implement specialized intervention solutions before a work-related injury occurs.


  • Ergonomics training
  • Ergonomic risk assessment
  • Solution development and implementation
  • Job rotation
  • Body mechanics evaluation
  • Best practice protocol development

Our Injury Prevention Specialists will perform ergonomic assessments and job hazard analysis on equipment and employee-centered tasks. Injury risk ratios are created with this objective data. This information is used to develop and implement ergonomic based solutions. Employees will be trained and educated on proper body mechanics and appropriate ergonomic controls.

Wellness Program

  • Hydration
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Recovery
  • Habits
  • And more

Topics such as hydration, a healthy diet and maintaining physical fitness are important to the health and safety of any workforce. The injury prevention specialist can educate employees on wellness topics and facilitate further care as needed in partnership with St. Luke’s.