Soft Tissue Injury Prevention Program
In collaboration with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC),* Zurich offers the Soft Tissue Injury Prevention Program (STIPP) to educate the construction industry on preventing soft tissue injuries in the workplace.
Soft tissue injuries (STIs) affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves and account for 35 percent of all lost-time, work-related injuries.** Such injuries can happen suddenly (acute) or develop over long periods of time (chronic). Either way, they can be devastating to both employers and employees, resulting in increased workers’ compensation costs, lost work time and even permanent disability.
Zurich’s STIPP promotes awareness of STIs through training on how to help mitigate or prevent the impact of injuries. The program is available in two formats: the Executive version targeting senior leadership and key decision makers, and the Field version focusing on field employees and other personnel. The Executive version runs approximately four hours and includes technical information on the causes of STIs and ways to prevent them. The Field version is approximately one hour and features a training guide and video that discuss some of the more common do’s and don’ts for preventing STIs. For assistance with implementation of STIPP, please contact your Zurich Risk Engineer.
Program materials include:
- Fact sheet
- Trainer’s guide
- Participant’s guide
- PowerPoint presentation
- Video presentation (English or Spanish version is available upon request from your dedicated Zurich Risk Engineering point of contact or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
* Associated General Contractors of America is not a subsidiary or affiliate of Zurich and use of their products and services are independent of, and not included within, Zurich’s products or services.
** Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015.