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Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention in the Workplace

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Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention in the Workplace

  1. 1.  An industrial safety instructor in Long Beach, California, Jeff Davis teaches important safety guidelines to professionals in the petrochemical industry. With teaching certifications through both the Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Jeff Davis is highly knowledgeable and well-qualified in his field. Among the many goals of an industrial safety professional is to instruct employees regarding the best practices to reduce the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders, which involve the nerves, tendons, and muscles of the body.
  2. 2.  Commonly affected areas include the upper and lower back, as well as the legs and arms. While these types of workplace disorders and injuries are particularly common among individuals who work in such areas as warehousing, construction, and health care, they can also occur in many other industries. In fact, any job that involves lifting heavy items, bending, performing repetitive actions, or pushing and pulling objects can place an employee at risk.
  3. 3.  In order to protect employees from these types of disorders and injuries, good workplace safety training is of the utmost importance. Additionally, management should actively look for potential problems that may lead to injuries, and should involve workers in the process of identifying hazards and risks in the workplace setting. By encouraging good communication and reporting, companies can improve the way that they handle hazards and reduce the likelihood of serious injuries.