Get Proactive about MSD's

Early Symptom Intervention is a service emphasizing early detection of fatigue, discomfort and stress. Our approach is customized to each employee with a focus on job coaching & first aid.  

Traditional occupational medical models wait for an employee to become injured before administering treatment (reactive), thus increasing costs associated with injuries. In a more traditional model, when an employee is injured on the job, the employee leaves their work area to report to an on-site health care provider. If a health care provider is not on-site, then the employee is sent off-site to a local health care facility.  Our program reduces lost-time & costs by meeting with employees at their actual job-site to encourage early reporting of discomfort before it becomes an injury. 

What is your X-MOD factor and why is this important?

Why Early Intervention?

Key Workplace Statistics:

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • Over 50% of claims occur within the first year of employment 
  • Decreases OSHA recordables
  • Decreases workers' compensation premiums
  • Reduces/eliminates cumulative trauma disorders
  • Increases productivity
  • Decreases DART, incident, and severity rates
  • Improves employee satisfaction
  • Enhances your bottom line
  • 40 percent of total injuries and illnesses are strains and tears, and an additional 29 percent are musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Median lost time for specific disorders include carpel tunnel syndrome (27 days); tendonitis (14 days); musculoskeletal disorders (11 days); sprains, strains and tears (10 days); and soreness or back pain (8 days).
  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the U.S. account for more than 600,000 injuries (34 percent of lost workdays).
  • Employers spend as much as $20 billion a year on musculoskeletal work related injuries and five times that for indirect costs (hiring, training replacements


Program Components

New Hire Orientation


Work thru Human Resources to develop customized training for each department. New workers are required to attend a workshop and job coaching sessions. 

Root Cause Analysis


  • What happened
  • How it happened
  • Why it happened
  • Corrective Actions 

Work Conditioning


Physical Reconditioning Program for new workers and/or returning workers from post-injury. Program length varies from 5 days to 30 days

Ergo Walks


Ergo Walks is a service designed to increase floor presence for easy employee access, identify unsafe acts, ensure proper working behaviors, and to reduce fatigue and discomfort.  

Early Symptom Intervention


Employee Encounters

Individual Consults

Ergonomic Training

Work Method Approach

Weekly Follow Ups

Performance Health


New Worker Movement Screen

Performance Evaluations

Health Consult

Fitness Classes

Lifestyle Management

Early Reporting leads to reduced absenteeism and medical costs

ECI’s Injury Management Program assists employers with reducing OSHA recordable injuries, reducing work-related medical visits, and to increasing early reporting. Our Injury Prevention Model focuses on prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and/or managing minor discomforts (sprains and strains) before they develop into recordable injuries. This model has been proven to be the most cost effective for employers. Not all worker fatigue requires medical treatment. ECI’s specialists include licensed health care providers who primarily work with employees that are suffering some type of musculoskeletal sprain and/or strain, which may be a work-related or non-work related injury. 

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