Preventure was created to help employers reduce costs and increase productivity and for workers to be ‘healthy for work, healthy for life’.
We saw the problem…
Evidence has indicated that injury prevention programs such as manual handling training conducted by external Allied Health Service providers are both costly and ineffective at reducing the rate of injuries sustained by workers (Australian Government Comcare Report, 2014).
This is due to the provider potentially neglecting the evidence that the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries (from manual handling) has a high correlation with: poor health, high work stress, low social support, low job control, low job satisfaction, monotonous work, effect and reward balance and difficulty communicating with colleagues and supervisors. These factors are also responsible for high levels of absenteeism.
These styles of programs fail for employers through poor return on investment and an inability to effectively address the long term costs of injury, absenteeism and lowered productivity. They also fail for the workers, who are likely to still sustain an injury.
The problems with these programs also have a direct and negative impact on workers.
In 2011 the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine compiled a consensus statement which acknowledged the following principles about the relationship between health and work, which we have embedded in the Preventure methodology.
- Work is generally good for wellbeing
- Long term absence, work disability and unemployment have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.
- Work practices, workplace culture, work-life balance, injury management programs and relationships within workplaces are key determinants, not only of whether people feel valued and supported in their work roles, but also of individual health, wellbeing and productivity.
- Workers attempting to return to work after a prolonged period of injury or illness face a complex situation with many variables. Good outcomes are more likely when individuals understand the health benefits of work, and are empowered to take responsibility for their own situation.
From experience and research we saw a solution…
Preventure takes a whole of problem approach. We listen to you and your employees. We innovate. We use technology. We get results.
A growing body of research from the USA indicates that successful health and wellbeing programs, such as the Preventure programs, can:
decrease sick leave and absence by
decrease workers compensation costs by
decrease disability management costs by
Results also showed improved productivity, as healthy workers are almost three times more productive than less healthy workers. (Australian Government Comcare Report, 2014)
Preventure will deliver a program for your workforce that is an effective, research based program using science and technology. We will educate your workers about health benefits work and the increase in confidence, sense of mastery, health, satisfaction and motivation that can come from a positive workplace interaction. We will use data analytics to have a targeted approach and provide quantifiable results. Our program will cut costs, reduce abseteeism and increase productivity for you workplace.