Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Software Cuts Risks

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Software Cuts Risks

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Byline: Owen Jacques Business Reporter owen.jacques@dailymercury.com.au

WHEN Jenny Legge started JobFit Systems, she had a home office that was also her home laundry.

Now a program she developed is used by 65 physiotherapists nationally and helps more than 11,000 workers with their job.

It has landed Ms Legge a slot as a finalist for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award.

"I just got nominated and went through the application process," she said.

"I think there were 4000 people across Australia. There's some impressive businesses in there."

A physiotherapist and ergonomist, she built the program to help her analyse how employees functioned in their workplace.

This involved assessing what their roles were - if they did heavy lifting then it would compare what was safe and what was beyond their capacity.

Employers could then either change their work practices for their staff or improve their staff's training.

"The software compares a job's demand with their work ability. …

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