According to the California Department of Labor Statistics and Research, workers in food-processing plants have a higher likelihood of experiencing employee injuries on the job than workers in many other industries.1
Reaching across a conveyor, lifting heavy loads, twisting and bending at a work station, performing repetitive tasks, and working in awkward positions – all tasks commonly found in processing plants and caused from a lack of ergonomic design – are leading risk factors for employee injuries.
The responsibility for creating a healthy and safe workplace falls on the owners, executive team, and managers of the company — but for many, training in the best investments and solutions for employee safety and ergonomics is either too expensive or not feasible.
So how do you create a safe workplace to reduce the risk of employee injuries caused from musculoskeletal disorders?
Enter Ergonomics University.