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Pioneering the Way

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Tara Stine

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30% stated ROI was 7:1 or more
83% stated ROI was 3:1 or more
50% stated the amount of injuries decreased to half
Almost half stated with on-site rehabilitation, health care costs decreased by at least half.

Relevant Statistics
Reasons for Underutilization
How to open the door
Step 2: Reaching Out
Pioneering the Way
Potential employers- be realistic
Make arrangements prior with a healthcare network
Educate all parties who will be involved
NATA campaign
Committees regarding this setting
Education and scope of practice
Value of athletic trainers

Lack of knowledge
Health and safety is not made a priority
Failure to see monetary losses
Need for Advocacy
3.3% of employees were injured in 2013
Not including non-reported injuries
Why are injuries under reported?
intimidation, stigmatization, slow workman's compensation process, realization

A step by step guide on opening the door for certified athletic trainers in the occupational setting
Close your eyes and try to imagine this scenario pertains to you, in whatever capacity.
Scenario
2016 campaign directed towards
Legislators
School administrators
Employers

In 2015, the occupational job setting accounted for only 1.33% of the 35,574 NATA members

Focus is directed towards education of targeted groups
NATA Campaign
Industry specifics
Legal specifics
Area/region you are targeting
General statistics
Step 1: Research
By Tara Stine
Step 3: Deciding your point of contact
Directly back to your research
Location, size, and management
HR department, board, owners, etc.
*Extremely dependent
Step 4: Request a tour
Uniqueness/Individualization
Worker's age, general fitness, gender, and equipment
Question as much as you can
*Request may not be granted
Step 5: Speaking with employees
Request may not be granted
Education for the employees
Understanding of the company for you
Take advantage of this opportunity if given the chance
Step 7: The Meeting
Step 6: Face to face
Private or group meeting
Advocacy is different than being pushy
Do not come across as desperate
Educate and provide options
Be prepared!
Specifics on the company
injury rates
worker's compensation claims
ATC roles and responsibilities
Money?
Step 8: Additional Resources
Athletic Training
Prevention
Rehabilitation
Ergonomics
Safety
Points of contact at discretion
Step 9: Follow Up
Contact when appropriate
Determine where they stand
Inquire about any questions they may have
Step 10: Decision
What to do if they are willing to move forward?

It is your responsibility to get the necessary individuals on board!
Concluding Points
Occupational setting has the potential to take off
NATA's projection for growth


Be a part of the change and progress
References


1. At Your Own Risk. National Athletic Trainers' Association. http://www.nata.org/advocacy/public-relations/at-your-own-risk. Published August 30, 2016. Accessed April 18, 2017.

2. Information for Employers | At Your Own Risk. atyourownrisk.org. http://www.atyourownrisk.org/employers. Accessed April 18, 2017.

3. Amasay T, Sitte K (2016) The Role of Athletic Trainers in the Occupational and Industrial Work Setting. J Ergonomics 6:e148. doi: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e148

4. The Business Case for an On-site Industrial Athletic Trainer. Ergonomics Plus. http://ergo-plus.com/business-case-industrial-athletic-trainer/. Published June 9, 2015. Accessed April 17, 2017.

5. Zimmerman GR. Industrial Medicine and Athletic Training: Cost-Effectiveness in the Non-traditional Setting. Journal of Athletic Training. 1993;28(2):131-136.

6. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2015, November 19). Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work, 2014 [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh2.pdf

7. National Athletic Trainers’ Association. (2009). Athletic trainers provide return on investment and decreased injuries in occupational work settings [Executive summary]. Retrieved from http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/ROI_Occupational_Settings_2009.pdf

8. National Athletic Trainers’ Association. (2016). March 2016 National Athletic Training Month [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/natm2016-toolkit.pdf

http://www.rpta.org/safety/2athletic-trainers.pdf- The NATA's brochure on the surveys conducted
http://www.atyourownrisk.org/employers- The NATA’s version of a pamphlet directed at industrial employers, covers a general overview of how beneficial an athletic trainer in the workplace is.

https://www.nata.org/advocacy/public-relations/at-your-own-risk- This is a short 2 minute video on the NATA’s stance on how to get advocacy rolling faster for emerging field in athletic trainer. It also mentions some ways to get involved and is essentially their PR video. It also explains the phases of the At Your Own Risk campaign that has been launched.

Additional Resources/Handouts for the Athletic Trainer
Workplace athletic trainers are healthcare professionals, preventing injuries within the working athlete population._________

Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of pain, suffering and disability in American Workplaces. _________

Indirect cost (including decreased productivity, sub-par products, etc.) of a musculoskeletal disorder case can be up to 5 times the direct cost._________

100% of surveyed industrial companies that utilized athletic trainers reported to the NATA that the athletic trainer provided a positive return on investment._________

NASA, Amazon, Boeing, Coca-Cola, and General Electric, all employ athletic trainers._________

***All answers are TRUE***
True /False Section
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