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Giovanni Gallara is the chief clinical services officer at Concentra. He can be reached at [email protected].
In the wake of the post-pandemic Great Resignation, as millions of American workers consider quitting their jobs, employers face the dual challenge of retaining talent and ensuring workplace safety.
Although they make up the single largest classification of work-related injuries, with proper commitment, employers can continue to make improvement in MSD injury rates.
While on-the-job injuries are the focus of many an effort to control rising claims costs, it’s just as important to address preventable chronic conditions.
New employees are disproportionately likely to sustain an injury on the job, so extra care and attention during their first year on the job can produce an outsized impact.
Employers have the opportunity to invest in occupational health resources as a means to combat the continued Great Resignation.