Article | November 29, 2017

Ergonomics: What Works When It Comes To Workplace Safety

Source: Alchemy Systems

By Siobhan Welch

Ergonomics: What Works When It Comes To Workplace Safety

Workplace injuries are common in manufacturing jobs that depend on manual labor, and they cost the food industry billions of dollars each year. Risk factors of workplace injury include exerting excessive force, performing the same tasks repetitively, and working in awkward postures — all conditions present on the floor in food manufacturing. Damage can range in scope, from minor sprains and strains, to more serious musculo-skeletal disorders (MSDs) like tendinitis or sciatica.