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.