Advice for reducing overexertion injuries on the job
Here's Liberty Mutual's advice:
- Evaluate production, storage and display workflows to remove excessive reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, loading and unloading.
- Use mechanical lifting aids such as hoists or adjustable lift tables to reduce the need to bend, reach and twist. Use carts, tables or other mechanical devices to move and position heavy objects.
- Design jobs to allow sufficient rest pauses.