Ergonomics University

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Reducing Workplace Injuries
Through Education

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Discover the Tools to Develop
a Safer Facility in Just 7 Days

Safety is a huge concern in food processing plants.

According to the California Department of Labor Statistics and Research, workers in food-processing plants have a higher likelihood of being hurt on the job than workers in many other industries.1 One injury alone can cost your company thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars in worker’s compensation, insurance premiums, OSHA fines, and more.

Most injuries though aren’t easily recognizable. It’s not the slips, cuts, or trauma that drives those injury numbers up. It’s the hard to notice musculoskeletal disorders caused from regular, repetitive motion that causes the greatest amount of injuries.

Understanding the causes behind musculoskeletal disorders, and implementing ergonomic solutions to reduce the risk of those injuries in your plant, will put you on a path to a safer workplace with less risk of an injury payoff.

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Ergonomics is the study of how to improve the fit between the tasks of the job and the employees who perform the work. They play a significant role in promoting safe workplaces and reducing the high cost of employee absenteeism and injury.

Introducing Ergonomics University

Ergonomics University is a free educational series that takes a deep dive into the world of ergonomics in the food processing industry.

Compiled through research, OSHA requirements, and years of designing custom ergonomic solutions for the food processing industry, Ergonomics University is a 7-day email course that will give you better insight into ergonomics and give you practical advice to reduce the risk of injuries in your facility.

You’ll learn the contributing factors of musculoskeletal disorders that are likely present in your facility and how to correct them.

You’ll discover a number of easy-to-implement solutions — both equipment and processes — that will reduce the risk of injuries in your facility.

You’ll learn OSHA’s recommended strategy for implementing an ergonomic process into your operation.

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Ergonomic University is a free 7-part email course delivered conveniently to your inbox. Register for Ergonomics University below.

Module 1

Understanding Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders are caused from the development of damage to muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, or spinal discs over time. Rarely are they the result of a single event or accident, meaning it can take weeks, months, or even years to develop the symptoms and catch the injuries before they result in lost work.

The first module of Ergonomics University will explain musculoskeletal disorders, their causes, and how to prevent your employees from developing these debilitating disorders.

Module 2

Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders

The primary causes of musculoskeletal disorders — awkward posture and forceful exertion — can easily be prevented in your facility, reducing the risk of injury and saving you the high costs associated with an employee injury.

The second module of Ergonomics University will dive into solutions you can implement to prevent awkward posture and forceful exertion motions.

Module 3

Developing an Ergonomic Process

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their workers, and that requires more than just equipment. Implementing an ergonomic process will not only reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, but will also educate your workforce on how best to prevent injuries themselves.

The third module of Ergonomics University will walk you through OSHA’s recommended strategy for developing an ergonomic process in your facility.

Module 4

Investing in the Right Equipment

Ergonomic equipment plays a huge role in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Ergonomic stands, correctly designed conveyors, dumpers for lifting heavy product all take the load off your employee, thereby making the facility safer for them.

The fourth and last module of Ergonomics University will walk you through the ergonomic equipment worth your investment.

Develop a Safer Plant Today!

Let us help you reduce the risk of employee injury from musculoskeletal disorders and make your facility safer. Sign up for Ergonomics University for free to start your journey to a safer facility today.