Ergonomics serve an important role in our daily work lives. The purpose of ergonomics in the workplace is to create a better match between the worker, the work they perform, and the equipment they use. This helps reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries among your workforce. Read below for more information on how you can help your workers reduce the risk of these injuries.
Ergonomics – Fitting the Job to the Worker
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for approximately one-third of all workplace injury and illness cases. Below you’ll find information on how Ergonomics helps your employees minimize the risk of these injuries.
Watch Your Back
Back pain is one of the leading reasons why people miss work. And, it’s a risk factor present in just about every line of work. See the links below for information on how to help your employees avoid back pain.
It may seem hard to believe that sitting at a desk all day could lead to injuries – but it’s true. Check the content below to learn more about these injuries and ways to help prevent them from occurring in your workplace.
Did You Know?
Ergonomics also apply when you get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Further, ergonomics apply when you pick up a hammer or other hand tool, and even when you use your cellphone or tablet. See below for more information.
Hotel/Motel Housekeeping Regulation
This past year, Cal/OSHA implemented a new law for the Hotel/Motel industry, specifically as relates to the safety of your housekeeping staff. Click below to read more about this new law, what it means to you, and how to involve your staff in the maintenance of your Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP).
Don’t Forget to Stretch
You may think stretching is only needed if you’re going to work out or run a marathon. Whether you work in an office or in the field, stretching helps relieve muscle tension and prepare you for physical activity.
Stretches for Agricultural Workers English | Spanish
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Stretches for Healthcare Workers English | Spanish
Stretches for Office Workers English | Spanish
Stretches for Workers English | Spanish