How to Prevent Arm and Shoulder Injuries

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are considered hazardous motions while at work, what is the importance of having an adjustable work surface, what to do if your work area is not adjustable, what is the importance of keeping a 90 degrees hand elbow arm angle, how to avoid stressful movements in work area, how improper storage of tools and equipment could lead you to injury. 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

You could prevent these problems by avoiding certain hazardous motions while you work. Instead work with your upper arms at your sides, with your elbows bent above 90 degrees, so your forearms and hands are in front of you. This neutral position will put the least amount of stress on your body. If you're working at a bench or a table, raise or lower it. If your work surface is not adjustable, you can still lower it by standing at some kind of platform or raise whatever it is you're working on by placing it on a pad or stand.