Employer – assess and develop
Keep up to date on the work’s physical workload factors and their significance for your employees’ work ability. Set practical targets and systematically monitor their achievement. Intensify occupational health collaboration and maintain a low threshold for seeking help.
Develop occupational health collaboration
At its best, successful occupational health collaboration allows you to build a continuous dialogue to promote the musculoskeletal health of your employees. Keep your occupational health partner informed of the nature of your company’s operations, the current situation, ways of operating and the support available to employees, such as the possibility to accommodate work. You can then target the occupational health measures accurately. Together with staff and occupational health services, design policies and recommendations for managing physical workload factors in the workplace.
Make sure that the reporting of the occupational health services is clear, comprehensive, and regular. Monitor the implemented measures and update the action plans often enough together with the occupational health services. By collaborating closely with the occupational health services, you can focus your actions better and tackle as many problems as possible in a proactive way.
Also monitor the costs and the resources employed. Assess the success of the collaboration, i.e. the division of efforts and activities between the workplace and occupational health services.