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The Absolutely Best Resource on How To Reduce Employee Injuries

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.

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The Easy to Understand Ergonomic Stands Buyer’s Guide

Outfitting your food or beverage processing plant with high quality ergonomic stands can prove to be a challenge.

Do a quick Google search for ergonomic stands, and you’ll find a number of options, styles, and configurations to choose from. How do you know what ergonomic stands to purchase? How do you choose which ergonomic stand style will work best for your operation?

Choosing the right ergonomic stands can be difficult, but here at Fusion Tech, we’ve tried to make it easy for you. Our ergonomic stands buyer’s guide below will help you choose the right stand for your food or beverage processing operation.

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Watch our Ergonomic Stands Handle 3 Types of Excessive Use

Ergonomic and safety solutions, especially ergonomic stands, are a necessity in any food processing facility. The California Department of Labor Statistics and Research reports that workers in food-processing plants have a higher likelihood of being hurt on the job than workers in many other industries.1 A simple investment in solutions such as ergonomic stands can save you from the high cost of employee injury.

Do a quick Google search for ergonomic stands and you’ll find pages after pages of results — some good and some you will have to replace in a few months.

With so many options, and so many variations of quality, how do you find ergonomic stands that fit your budget while also being durable enough to withstand years of excessive use?

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4 Safety Reasons to Invest in an Ergo Trim Station

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 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 – are leading risk factors for injury.

It’s why ergonomics — the study of how to improve the fit between the tasks of the job and the employees who perform the work — play a significant role in promoting safe workplaces and reducing the high cost of employee absenteeism and injury.

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Test Out the Most Durable Ergonomic Stands at Process Expo

Process Expo is the place to discover, interact with, and try out the latest and greatest solutions available in the food processing industry. It’s where thousands go to find new solutions that will increase their product yield, decrease their operating expenses, and make their facilities safer for employees.

That’s why one of the solutions we will showcase at this year’s Process Expo is our Ergonomic Stands.

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5 Easy Ergonomic Solutions for Awkward Posture Tasks

Employees working with awkward posture is one of the leading factors of musculoskeletal disorders in a food processing plant. Reaching across a conveyor, lifting heavy loads, twisting and bending at a work station, raising product overhead are common tasks in a food processing plant — and all raise the risk of employee injury.

Prolonged reaching, stretching, bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, and working overhead (the seven categories of awkward posture) affects the muscle groups in use and makes work tasks more demanding. The constant and increased demand in turn can cause damage to the muscle groups, ligaments, tendons, and joints.

Reducing awkward posture at workstations in your food processing plant not only reduces the risk of employee injuries, it also reduces your risk of paying out the high costs of employee injuries.

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6 Benefits of Stainless Steel Ergonomic Stands

Ergonomic stands have become staple equipment in any food processing facility.

The differing heights of employees, mixed with the growing awareness of musculoskeletal disorders caused from stretching, twisting, overreaching, and repeated awkward movements, has made ergonomic stands necessary to keep employees safe and accident reports (and costs!) down. A facility without ergonomic stands opens itself up to a greater risk of employee injuries and a greater risk of shelling out thousands of dollars for those injuries.

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Ergonomic Work Station Design

Work station design plays a huge role in either contributing to or reducing the risk of employee injuries. Neglecting to account for the space needed for tool use, the height and depth of a work station, the location of the work station, lighting, and even the proper flow of the manufacturing process put your employees at risk of injury.

A poorly designed work station can expose workers to awkward postures, extended reaches, contact pressure, and unnecessary movements – all known factors of on the job injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.
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