Sedgwick, One Call partner to promote injury prevention for returning workers | Insurance Business America
Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits products, and One Call, a provider of specialty network management services for the workers’ compensation industry, have announced post-COVID-19 programs to promote safety and injury prevention for employees reentering the workplace.
“Our country has never seen anything like this before,” said Thomas Warsop, CEO of One Call. “With so many moving parts and so much uncertainty, it’s important to have as many strategic, like-minded people putting their heads together as possible. We’re honored to join Sedgwick in these efforts to provide employers and employees alike with a well-thought-out, stress-free and safe return-to-work strategy.”
One Call is providing services including at-home ergonomics and virtual conditioning and strengthening programs to help workers with physically demanding jobs readapt to their responsibilities after an extended leave. The programs also help prevent injury in employees who are working from home for the first time by providing tips such as how to set up a proper workstation and avoiding prolonged sitting, One Call said.
“Before the country even began to reopen, Sedgwick turned its attention to preparing employers for a successful transition back to business,” said Andrea Buhl, managing director of clinical operations at Sedgwick. “One Call’s return-to-work expertise and their physical therapy approach aligns well with Sedgwick’s ‘fit for work’ program, which includes virtual and in-person reconditioning.”