September- October 2020

CIS onsite Client Testimonials!

  • I highly recommend using CIS onsite (CIS) services. We have seen a 50% decrease in ergonomic injuries YTD 2020 over the same period last year and this is, in large part, due to the partnership we have with CIS onsite.


  • The Early Intervention Program has been a key factor in the significant decrease in Recordable ergonomic injuries. Having CIS onsite (CIS) onsite each week, and willing to come out during other unscheduled times to see employees, has been invaluable. In 2018 and 2019 out of the 191 employees that saw CIS for EIP only 9 were referred for outside medical treatment. Weekly follow ups ensure our employees are improving, following the conservative recommendations given & working safely.


  • Where CIS onsite (CIS) excels is the work that is done on the plant floor. CIS onsite is out in the plant at all times when not seeing employees for Early Intervention visit. CIS checks in with employees that have had Early Intervention visits in the past, CIS does behavioral observations and provides immediate feedback and counsel on body position and work practices. CIS models proper posture, positioning, and methods for anyone at risk and watches our employees put those into practice.


  • CIS onsite also provides Ergonomic training for our onsite Ergonomic Team, Leadership, Supervision and Leads. This is part of the ongoing development of our plant leadership. In 2020 we also added New Hire Ergonomic Training. CIS provides a training session during orientation which covers basic ergonomics & teaches our pre-shift stretches then takes the group out to the floor to show some of the ergonomic hazards as well as how to work safely while doing those tasks.


  • The other services we have utilized are CIS onsite assisting us in ergonomic incident investigations, the creation of Visual Work Instructions as well as assessing employees for Return to Work.


  • We are very happy with our partnership with CIS onsite and find their work exceeds that of their peers providing similar services.


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CIS onsite Fit for Duty Test


Fit for Duty Test is designed for an existing employee in the process of returning to regular job after an injury/ illness, or an existing employee currently performing regular job but is having difficulty in safely performing one or more of the essential functions of the job, or existing employee requesting to switch to a different position in the company.

This test is focused on the reason for which the employee was off work.  The FFD includes a targeted musculoskeletal assessment (must be body-part-specific) and physical task performance of essential job functions.

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Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC’s Considerations

Considerations for Schools

As communities in the United States consider how to safely re-open K-12 school buildings and in-person services, CDC offers updated considerations for mitigation strategies that K-12 school administrators can use to help protect students, teachers, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.  These updated Considerations for Schools are intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, their families, and communities:

1) promoting behaviors that reduce COVID-19’s spread

2) maintaining healthy environments

3) maintaining healthy operations, and

4) preparing for when someone gets sick.

Schools should determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials to the extent possible, whether and how to implement each of these considerations while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. Implementation should be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable, and tailored to the needs of each community. It is also critically important to develop strategies that can be revised and adapted depending on the level of viral transmission in the school and throughout the community and done with close communication with state and/or local public health authorities and recognizing the differences between school districts, including urban, suburban, and rural districts. School-based health facilities may refer to CDC’s Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Facilities and may find it helpful to reference the Ten Ways Healthcare Systems Can Operate Effectively During the COVID-19 Pandemic. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any Federal, state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which schools must comply (e.g., Individuals with Disabilities Education Actexternal icon).


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