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Ohio employee injuries reduced due to daily exercise routine

Despite best efforts by employers, workplace injuries still occur. It is a good idea to remember that regardless of what measures are taken to prevent such injuries, if you suffer an injury at work you should seek legal advice to understand your options for compensation. For over a year, the city of Dublin, Ohio, has required one more task of city workers with physically demanding jobs: morning stretches. The city is giving special attention to these employees, who are most likely to get injured on the job and file a workers' compensation claim

Although the program is showing positive results so far, the 15 minutes of mandatory exercise has caused some employees to grumble. The city offers an incentive to participate; workers who meet health milestones earn extra city funds in their tax-deferred accounts, which can be used toward medical expenses.

Private companies often offer stretching and strengthening programs for the workers with the most physically demanding jobs, although this does not exempt employers from providing worker’s compensation when someone is injured. It is however, unusual to see municipal employees getting the same treatment. 

Columbus, Ohio, also offers its workers a workout at the beginning of the day, designed to reduce workplace injuries. Unlike Dublin, Columbus, does not require attendance and only about 10 percent of the eligible workers have signed on.

Employees who participate in programs such as these may benefit, but injuries on the job are always a serious risk, causing lost wages as well as medical expenses. Whether your employer has a mandatory or optional program in place to try to prevent injuries, it is important to understand your rights if you suffer from a workplace injury. It is also good idea to seek legal advice when pursuing a worker’s compensation claim. 

Source: The Columbus Dispatch, “Dublin workers’ daily stretching aims to keep them injury-free,” Earl Rinehart, Jan. 24, 2014                                          

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