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.
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.
Atlantic Training’s program on "Industrial Ergonomics" provide employees with the information they need to understand ergonomic hazards, recognize them in their workplace and know how to avoid them.
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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.