• Safe Movement: Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

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    Workplace activities, such as heavy lifting, bending, pushing and pulling heavy loads, and awkward body postures, can all contribute to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

    Some MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, epicondylitis, trigger finger, muscle strains and low back injuries.

    According to OSHA, ergonomics can effectively reduce the severity and occurrences of MSDs in the workplace.  Implementing an ergonomic process can help a workplace, such as a construction site, reduce workers’ risk of developing MSDs.

    An ergonomic process is comprised of these facets:

    Project Management Support: Strong commitment by management to support an ergonomic process.

    Involve Workers: Workers should take an active role in worksite assessments, as well as the development and implementation of solutions.

    Provide Training: Make workers aware of ergonomics and how it can benefit their health.

    Identify Problems: Address issues early before they advance into MSDs.

    Encourage Early Reporting of MSD Symptoms: Prevent or reduce the progression of symptoms.

    Implement Solutions to Control Hazards: Find solutions that will reduce, control or rid workplaces of MSDs.

    Evaluate Progress: Regularly check the effectiveness of the ergonomic process.

    If you have safety concerns, you can count on Seton for help too. We have the supplies you need to keep your workplace safe every day. Give us a call at 877-859-2155 or visit www.seton.com for answers to your safety challenges.

     

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