COVID-19: Solutions to Help Maintain Productivity
Atlas is closely monitoring information related to the global pandemic of COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and regions within the U.S. at a local level to ensure we have the latest news and recommendations.
Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our valued customers and Atlas team members. However, we also believe a top priority is to help our customers remain productive during these financially uncertain times.
A few days ago, I outlined our health and safety protocol. Today I want to share with you some new and existing solutions available to help you maintain productivity during this crisis.
In an effort to maintain a strong social distancing policy, many employers are asking employees to work-at-home. To help you maintain a productive and safe operation:
First, we are offering free online office ergonomics software support for those employees. Our application has been tailored for the current situation.
It is important to note we are offering this support option for any US employer, even if they are not a client. If you have a relationship with a company or individual who may need help, please share our information with them.
Second, if the employee still has concerns, they can quickly and simply make a request for one-on-one telephonic ergonomic support and training for a small fee. Doing so is not required and likely unnecessary.
If you want to learn more about this option for your work-at-home employees click here.
Even with COVID-19 hanging over us, soft tissue injury risk does not simply disappear and may increase due to stress or increased production demand and overtime in some industries. To help you maintain a productive and safe operation:
First, we offer onsite Early Intervention services to help address employee musculoskeletal discomfort and pain. We do so through assessment, OSHA allowed first-aid, worksite assessment, and one-on-one job coaching with full-time or part-time staff (as little as a few hours per week). Our historic client data shows we address 90+% of the soft-tissue concerns presented to us without the need for further medical care.
It is important to note the COVID-19 pandemic has led our clients to report an important outcome of the service. By providing employees onsite care, clients can avoid sending them to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care, or even a doctor where exposure to COVID-19 is the highest, and where care may be significantly delayed or not occur at all.
Second, we offer Early Intervention services at local physical therapy clinics. Employees can be assessed and provided care to address symptoms. While this option requires an employee to visit an external site, COVID-19 exposure risk is greatly reduced when compared to other options. With this service, some restrictions apply.
We believe soft tissue injuries are best assessed and cared for with hands-on services. However, for current clients who are no longer comfortable with onsite or at-clinic services, we offer a telephonic support option.
If you want to learn more about our Early Intervention services please click here.
Third, if your current outside visitor policies are limiting, we can provide distant ergonomic assessment and solution development. We can also provide distant-learning ergonomics training for employees, supervisors, and professional staff.
If you want to learn more about our Ergonomics services please click here.
If you have questions or want to explore these options further, please let us know. Please stay vigilant and safe.
President – Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions