Ergotherapy is a holistic program designed to assess workers risk, to detect musculoskeletal illness as early as possible, to treat already sick workers and to prevent the healthy ones from getting ill. Simply put, its the only periodic corporate program you need if your company is dealing with ever increasing medical cost to treat muscle & joints pain of your sick workers.
It covers not only the workers physical, but also their behavior and the workplace standard operating procedure. Often times, a company with no proper OHD consultation, does realize that their SOP is causing workers to become injured. Sometimes, a simple trick can tremendously reduce incidence of back pain, such as reducing the degree of waist rotation, during a simple repetitive movement at a single workstation. This requires medical knowledge.
Ergotherapy also tackles the workers mindset. Bad habit practiced over many years can be the single predisposing factor which lead to chronic backache or other musculoskeletal disease.
Sick workers usually cost organization money and productivity. Not to mention, musculoskeletal disorder is currently the leading cause of socso disability compensation and early pension (due to sickness) scheme payout.