Overexertion Injuries at Work

Overexertion injuries are the most common that occur in the workplace. Even when employers take the proper safety precautions, these unfortunate injuries can still happen to workers. These injuries can be greatly detrimental to the productivity of employees who suffer them, causing hard workers to be put out of a job. In these cases, post-employment testing can determine the extent of an employee’s injury and their ability to perform their normal job tasks.

Injuries Related to Overexertion

Overexertion in the workplace is usually defined as putting too much stress on a certain area of the body over a certain period of time, resulting in injuries such as:

  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Fractures/Sprains
  • Neck Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries

Although these injuries can sometimes be minor, many times they are severe enough to drastically impact an employee’s ability to work. Due to this, these injuries should be properly handled and treated. Post-employment testing provides a way for employers to monitor the health of their employees after these injuries occur as well as identify the problems that caused the injury to initially happen.

Contact a WorkSTEPS Expert Today

If one or more of your employees suffered an injury related to overexertion, the experts at WorkSTEPS can guide you through post-employment testing to evaluate an employee’s ability to work. Our experts understand how detrimental these injuries can be to workplace productivity and are dedicated to helping employers establish workplace injury management. To learn more about post-employment testing, contact our offices today by calling 512-617-4100.