Thursday, June 13, 2013


 New and hot off the press, the solution to a burgeoning workers compensation bill. Read all about it on this link. It outlines the case for moving heaven and earth to keep your staff fit and healthy.

The link today is to the Fit-for-Work assessment workbook.

You can see for yourself some of the key the parameters that I believe need to be measured to determine the MUSCULO-SKELETAL HEALTH RISK that organisations carry when staff are

-     lacking the strength to do every day tasks without breaking down

-     lacking flexibility and

-     are already suffering from bones that are out of alignment

-     are over weight

-     don't have a regular strength training program and

-     don't have a regular flexibility training program. 

By far and away, most musculo-skeletal pain in workplaces (particularly lower back pain) is personally-generated. It's a fitness problem.

Likely as not, your workers compensation insurer will treat it as a medical problem and authorise the use of your funds for treatments that involve rubbing, crunching, heating, vibrating and doping, oblivious to the fact that most musculo-skeletal pain is not caused by a lack of rubbing, crunching, heating, vibrating or doping.

IN A NUTSHELL a very high proportion of workers compensation claims are for problems generated by a lack of fitness, particularly a lack of strength and flexibility. You can't solve a fitness problem with a medical or para-medical solution. It's a waste of time and money.

And why wouldn't you put in place a system that stopped the problem from occurring in the first place?

Here's the link again to the Fit-for-Work assessment.

Let me know how you how well you score on it yourself.

Then if you think I can be helpful in bringing down your workers compensation costs, give me a call (612) 6288 7703 (Australia) or send me a reply email.

I'm happy to come and see you and take you and a group of your staff through the Global Back Care Musculo-skeletal Health Program that includes the measure of risk and the Fit-for-Work Award.


Included in the workbook is the Fit-for-Work Award. It's a simple fitness award you can use to gauge the fitness of your staff for the work they do - at the same time inspiring them to become fitter and healthier.


Regards and best wishes


John Miller

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