How Ergonomic Injuries Occur

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the examples of ergonomic hazards, why human body works like a mechanical system, how to prevent back pain due to repetitive motion from work, how to prevent injuries from improper posture, why we shouldn't ignore minor pain from work, what are the major ergonomic injuries. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 15 minutes full length version.

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The physical stresses and strains that industrial jobs can cause in the workers who perform them can lead to severe, even disabling, injuries over time. These "ergonomic" injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and lower back pain, often result in missed work time, reduced productivity and increased expenses.

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Video Transcript

The ergonomic hazards that we encounter in our work can create a number of problems, such as: repeating the same motion over and over again without rest, working in awkward or extreme positions, and using excessive force. All of these things can cause our joints to get sore from overuse. Muscles, ligaments and tendons to get bruised, strained and torn and nerves to be pinched and squeezed. And the more effort you have to use while you're making repetitive motions or working at awkward positions, the more damage it can cause.