Musculo-skeletal disorders such as sprains, pinched nerves, slipped discs and tendinitis are workplace injuries resulting from common tasks like lifting heavy items, pulling and pushing heavy loads and repetitive motion. Workplace ergonomics products like back supports, knee pads, wrist wraps and elbow braces are the safety equipment necessary to prevent these types of injuries. Provide your workers with back braces, wrist supports and other products by ProFlex, Ergodyne, Occunomix and others and keep your workforce free from injury.Ergonomics products for workplace injury prevention
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 70 million people sought treatment for musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs. MSDs accounted for 34 percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
This is, understandably, an area of concern for employers since employees suffering from MSDs would most certainly take time off work. Not to mention, productivity will also take a hit since affected workers will work slower or take more breaks.
Providing your workforce with the proper ergonomics equipment like back braces, kneeling pads and wrist supports not only helps prevent MSDs but is one of the recommended solutions to MSDs prevention according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.