D+WC's subject matter experts have been involved in a diverse spectrum of disability & injury prevention projects.  Unfortunately, scant resources (human & capital) are invested in disability prevention relative to “treatment’ in the United States. A quotation often attributed to Winston Churchill, but actually stated by ______________ perhaps, sums it up best; “You can always count on Americans to do the right things, after they have done all of the wrong ones." Many referrals are submitted after an event has occurred and/or treatment interventions have failed to resolve disability and restrain costs. 

Extensive epidemiological and community health research provides substantial evidence that many injuries are both predictable and preventable. This is especially true of cumulative trauma disorders/CTDs or repetitive strain disorders/RSDs. Prevention interventions can be employed at the primary (pre-event), secondary (event) or tertiary (post-event) stages of injury/illness and disability. Additionally, a number of prevention strategies are effective at multiple stages. 

The following listing identifies the range of disability prevention projects in which our consultants have substantial experience. For more details please call us toll free at ______________or complete a contact form. 

Primary or Pre-Event(injury/trauma/onset) Prevention

  • Employer management training & education, e.g. cumulative trauma disorders or CTDs (carpal tunnel syndrome, low back injury, neck injury)
  • Employee training & education CTD prevention, worksite exercises, “Back School”
  • Ergonomic Analysis and implementation of administrative and engineering controls/accommodations
  • Post-offer/pre-work employee functional assessment
  • Functional job analysis 


Secondary or Event-based Prevention

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Functional Job Analysis 
  • Reasonable Accommodation Identification/Development 
  • Ergonomic Analysis


Tertiary or Post-event Prevention

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Functional Job Analysis
  • Ergonomic Analysis
     

Nearly every disability prevention strategy focuses on increasing the likelihood and safety of the worker-worksite match by considering environmental risk factors (e.g. job design) and human factors (e.g. physical functionality). A safe and effective worker-worksite match demands a marriage between rehabilitation and disability management precisely D+WC’s approach.