Strains/sprains and Slips/Trips/Falls are exceedingly common and costly injuries in almost every business sector. These “personal” injuries can account for 64.7 percent of all compensable injury costs (2018 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index) – and that’s just in direct costs, not including lost productivity, pain/suffering, and much more. But these injuries often share common contributors. And the good news is they can be prevented with a strategic organizational approach, proven to result in up to 85 percent reductions in these injuries in a wide array of industries worldwide..

This advanced webinar covers:

  • Understanding the common contributors/underlying factors in both slips/trips/falls and soft-tissue injuries (strains/sprains)
  • Assessing 5 common dynamics shared by these injuries – and how they are linked
  • Building a strategic leadership approach to simultaneously reduce these
  • Case examples of companies that have achieved eye-opening successes in reducing these injuries

Presenter:  Robert Pater, Founder and Managing Director of MoveSMART® for injury-prevention/safety culture

Pater has written more than 300 articles for Professional Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Safety+Health, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News and other industry publications. Their clients include ArcelorMittal, BHP Billiton, BMW, BP, BP Shipping, Cummins, Domtar, DuPont, Hawaiian Airlines, HD Supply, Honda, Marathon Oil, Martin-Brower, Mead Westvaco, MSC Industrial, Nissan, Northrop Grumman, ONE Gas, Rio Tinto, S&C Electric, Textron, United Airlines, U.S. Steel, Wacker, Weatherford, WR Grace and many more. Pater has presented/co-presented 11 previous advanced webinars for OH&S Academy. He has also written a regular column for Occupational Health & Safety magazine since January 2007. 

2-minute overview video