Own a business? Support employees? Are you performing repetitive tasks? Lifting/pushing/pulling weighted objects? Work at a desk or computer all day or for hours at a time? Have tired eyes, headaches, sore muscles, or even back/shoulder problems? Do your employees?
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has identified tasks performed while working can put an individual at risk for a sprain, strain, or tear which can lead to a Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD), such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff injuries (affects the shoulder)
- Epicondylitis (affects the elbow)
- Trigger finger
- Muscle strains and low back injuries
If a work related MSD is developed, it can impact the company by:
- Lost or restricted work time.
- Loss of employee.
- Workers Compensation claim.
- Increased costs for insurance and employee work replacement.
Don’t think it will happen to you or your business? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2013, MSD1 cases accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases
Ergonomics training is the best defense against MSD’s and the costs that can occur if one is developed. It is a requirement that all businesses to provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace, and this training is one step towards that goal. This training protects the employee, as well as the company.
HSWT has over 20 years experience training in this area,. Contact us today for an onsite consultation!