Why Companies Need FMS HS

An estimated 126.6 million Americans (one in two adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal condition costing an estimated $213 billion in annual treatment, care and lost wages. Musculoskeletal disorders can be painful and debilitating, affecting daily quality of life, activity and productivity. This can affect workers at home and at work. Our program will help reduce areas of pain, which will improve workers outcomes and decrease workers compensation costs. The magnitude of the problem, and the burden of musculoskeletal disorders will only get worse without a proactive approach.

The Problem

An estimated 126.6 million Americans were living with a musculoskeletal disorder in 2012. With the aging of the American population and workers on the job later in life, our problems will get worse the latest research shows:

  • Arthritis prevalence to increase to 67 million people, or 25 percent of the adult population, by 2030.
  • Arthritis is not just a disease for older Americans, with two-thirds of arthritis sufferers under age 65.
  • Back and neck pain affects nearly one in three, or 75.7 million adults.
  • Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, with 19 million more (mostly women) at risk for the disease.
  • One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture, and 20 percent of hip fracture patients over age 50 will die within one year of their injury.

Sprains and strains are preventable in every workplace.

It’s a simple matter of identifying risk factors and systematically implementing control measures.

The hard part is 100% leadership commitment and instituting a process that persists over the course of time.

The Causes of Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains can happen suddenly or develop over the course of days, weeks or months. When a worker is exposed to causative risk factors, they are more likely to develop a sprain / strain.

The data tells us that sprains and strains are common and costly in industry today. They are costly (and unacceptable) for businesses, they are costly (and painful) for workers and they are costly (and frustrating) for safety professionals. If this situation rings true at your company, it’s time to make a decision to take proactive steps to take on these common and costly problems.