The health effects and ergonomic repercussions on the body can be disastrous to workers who spend a large amount of time on their feet standing, stooping, lifting and bending. We can look to history for all kinds of examples on how those who stood working for large portions of their lives were affected after an entire life span.
Growth of the auto manufacturing industry has led to an increase in the number of workers who have experienced job-related injuries. The majority of those industrial athletes are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The stakes are probably not as high in compensation as a professional sport athlete that is injured, but with the twists, moves, pivoting, pulling, etc., that the industrial athlete performs, it could compare to that of the professional athlete. Perhaps even more as their “game time” performance is everyday performing on the job.
Industrial workplace safety is at the heart of every product that we manufacture. Our passion for workplace safety begins in our own place of business. We’re always on the search for helpful resources to help keep our employees safe while on the job. Here are a few industrial workplace safety resources we’ve found to be most helpful.
The month of June is National Safety Month for the NSC (National Safety Council). National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. Its a great opportunity for industrial workers and employers to ask ourselves, ‘how can we help keep each other SAFE in the workplace?’
I started thinking about the word SAFE. The definition for safe is ‘uninjured; with no harm done. Secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk: a safe place.’