When you hear the words occupational health most people think of training that they only use while at work. According to the International Labor Organization the definition for occupational health is the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental, and social well-being of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, controlling risks and the adaptation of work to people, and people to their jobs. So why should this stop when we leave work? With PowerLift material handling training, it doesn’t. The addition of the new PowerLift Everywhere initiative provides staff with the tools necessary to not only stay injury free on the job but also on their free time.
PowerLift Everywhere is a totally new series of material for continued learning after the initial training. Currently, we offer what is called a PowerLift Safety Talk. These are one-page handouts that are used during safety briefings to keep the training fresh on everyone’s mind.
In the past, the more than 1,200 Safety Talks dealt mostly with specific tasks that an employee would encounter while at work. We know that we need our employees to be healthy to work so we need them to lift safely even when they’re off the clock. That’s why the PowerLift Everywhere Initiative has created this new series of Safety Talks that deals with the tasks that aren’t normally covered in other safety training. These new Safety Talks will deal with everyday activities that we might not think of using our safety training while doing. For example tasks like unloading and loading the dishwasher can cause strain and sprain over time if the proper technique isn’t used.
When employees learn to use the PowerLift lifting techniques they gained from training at work as well as when they’re at home they become a more healthy and efficient workforce. Occupational health doesn’t stop when you leave your shift because what your training teaches you doesn’t either. Click here to learn more about PowerLift Material Handling Training.