How to Prevent Ergonomic Injuries

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: How to prevent ergonomic hazards, what to do when you're working in an awkward position, what is ergonomic hazard, what are the different types of ergonomic hazards, what are the two types of grips your hands can make with hand tools, what to do to avoid repetitive motion while working. Click here to watch the 9 minutes full length version.

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Employees' hands are their most valuable tools. Every day their hands, wrists, and fingers are exposed to many different hazards, including cuts, bruises, burns and crushing injuries. Ergonomic stresses can also damage them severely over time. But this doesn't have to happen.

Atlantic's training products on "Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety" review the hand, wrist and finger hazards that employees may encounter in their workplace, and show them the equipment and safe work practices they can use to prevent injuries.

All of the products... the new "Micro-Learning" and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses... discuss topics that are integral to employees' understanding of these issues.

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Video Transcript

Ergonomic hazards often don't cause injuries right away, but can result in significant damage over the long term. They can end up causing painful and debilitating conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Motion Syndrome and Tendinitis. All of which can affect the hands, wrists and fingers. To prevent this injuries you need to avoid things such as Repetitive Motion, working in awkward positions and applying excessive force either manually or with a tool. Repetitive motion involves making the same movements over and over again without a break. If your work involves repetitive motions you should insert other task in to your routine throughout the day to vary the movements that you make.