Industrial Safety Ergonomics

This 6 minute safety training video covers: What is ergonomics, what are the three types of activities that are most likely to cause bad ergonomics, what are the ergonomic hazards in the workplace, what are the work techniques that we can use to help us stay ergonomically healthy, how to avoid hazardous repetitions, how to reduce the stress on joints and muscles when working, how to safely carry or lift an object, safe lifting and carrying techniques. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 15 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's "Industrial Ergonomics" Video/DVD Program covers recognizing ergonomic problems, potential adverse effects and pragmatic solutions employees can use to address to these problems. In recent years potential ergonomic problems have become a major concern in many business environments. Many facilities are now devoting significant time and effort to controlling the twisting, turning, stretching and other motions that place stress and strain on employees' body. It focuses on potential ergonomic problems in manufacturing, assembly and warehouse situations.

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Video Transcript

Your body is an amazing machine, so well designed you can usually get to do whatever you wanted to. At the center of this body is your spinal cord. Look at it like a telephone trunk line sending vital signals from your brain to every muscle in your body, but this cabling system is delicate it needs protection. Know the weight of what you want to move. Never try to lift more weight than you can handle. Avoid repetitive twisting and turning. Use proper lifting techniques.