Business Case Study: Turner Industries

Turner Industries has provided heavy industrial services for over 57 years in the southern region of the United States. With over ten offices, Turner Industries employs over 20,000 workers from industrial construction and maintenance to employee placement and outsourcing. 

Goals: 

Turner Industries aims to improve the quality of life to all employees by providing the value-added benefits of wellness programs, and prioritizing safety and injury prevention initiatives. 

CHALLENGES:

Turner Industries initiated an Employee Wellness Program in 2016 to provide their employees with health awareness, education, and a support system of health professionals. But they were missing a big piece of employee health: musculoskeletal wellness and injury prevention. 

Turner Industries wanted to address musculoskeletal health the same way they address their safety initiatives—proactively. Additionally, they wanted the ability to understand the injury trends across their employee populations.

SOLUTION:

Turner Industries needed a scalable solution to evaluate large employee populations and provide them with injury prevention programs. 

Each employee was given a 20 minute range of motion evaluation, results review, and an individualized Flexibility and Mobility program that was approximately 5 minutes in length and could be executed on the job. Employees remained in their work attire. Evaluations were serviced by a local Kinesics Qualified Facility.

RESULTS:

Among the 117 Turner Employees evaluated, 5,827 total biometrics were collected. Re-evalutions took place 4 months after the initial evaluation to measure progress. 

Each metric is classified as an overall percentage of the ideal range of motion and is labelled Severe, Moderate, or Ideal. 

Post re-evaluation analysis showed the aggregate percent of ideal had improved from 81% to 85%.

In the first evaluation, 482 metrics were classified as severe. The second evaluation revealed the number of severe metrics decreased by more than half, to 195 total severe metrics. 

50% of all measurements (~2900 measurements) were in the ideal range. That number increased to 3,269 ideal measurements. 

Beyond the objective measurements, qualitative analysis concluded that employees perceived the program as beneficial and reported an increased sense in their quality of life. 

Christian Daigle