Special ReportReduce Fatigue & Injuries – Use Gradient Compression Products at Work
Special Report: Reduce Fatigue & Injuries – Use Gradient Compression Products at Work
According to the National Safety Council, the cost of workplace injuries and illnesses totals nearly $200 billion a year. Interestingly, the majority of the cited risk factors associated all have related causation with worker fatigue. We should also acknowledge that as industry advances with efficiencies we are increasing prolonged standing and repetitive upper extremity demands at work. More of your employees may experience fatigue than you might imagine. In fact, a study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that nearly 40% of U.S. workers experience fatigue, costing companies an astounding $136 billion per year in lost productivity.
The use of compression wear is a mainstay in medical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries easily recognized within our own “R.I.C.E. Principle” (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Likewise, compression socks have become a standard in preventative medicine post surgery. The advent of the compression arm sleeves can be attributed to its original design and use by Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT’s) to help patients reduce chronic accumulation of lymphatic fluid, a disease state known as Lymphedema.
Athletes have also discovered benefits of using compression which can include enhanced muscle recovery by increased blood & lymphatic return, decrease risk of ligamentous injuries though added support around the joint, and decreased conditions resulting from fatigued muscles pulling on the tendons – Tendonitis. Reports of performance improvements in using compression arm sleeves can be linked to the decreased muscle oscillations/vibrations which may improve an athlete’s proprioception.
Founded by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and an international leader in work analysis / injury prevention, On Site Therapy is proud to introduce the first line of compression wear, specifically designed to work AT WORK, our OST Power Arm Sleeves & Performance Socks. Contact us to discuss how the proper use of compression can help provide a viable fatigue management solution, improving the health and productivity of your workforce.
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