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.
The Free, 7-Day Email Training Solution
Ergonomics University is a free, 7-day email course designed to give you an in-depth look at musculoskeletal disorders caused from repetitive and awkward movements that lead to costly employee injuries — and how to effectively implement solutions to reduce that risk and create a safe workplace.
We put research, OSHA requirements, and years of experience designing ergonomic solutions in the food processing industry into this course to give you pracitical advice and suggested solutions all in an easily accessible format: email.
What You’ll Learn
Over the 7 days of emails you receive, you will learn:
- The Causes of 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.Ergonomics University will explain musculoskeletal disorders, their causes, and how to prevent your employees from developing these debilitating disorders.
- How to Prevent 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.Ergonomics University will dive into solutions you can implement to prevent awkward posture and forceful exertion motions.
- How to Develop 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.Ergonomics University will walk you through OSHA’s recommended strategy for developing an ergonomic process in your facility.
- The Best Equipment Investment
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.Ergonomics University will walk you through the ergonomic equipment worth your investment.
Why It’s Free
With the information you’ll receive in Ergonomics University, most places would charge you a premium. Not Fusion Tech.
We understand the importance ergonomic solutions play in creating a safe working environment and reducing the risk of employee injuries in the food processing industry. Every facility, whether an enormous food processing facility or a simple mom-and-pop meat shop, should be implementing ergonomic solutions to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders — and costly employee injuries.
The problem is, most people don’t have the time nor the money to invest in a training course.
It’s why we decided to make Ergonomics University free and send it through email: to get you the information you need to implement ergonomic solutions in your facility without the high cost of most training courses and with a fraction of the time investment.
Who Should Take It
Ergonomics and safety are not just regulated to a safety manager — they are the responsibility of everyone in the company.
Ergonomics University was designed and written to make the complex world of food processing plant safety easy and understandable for every employee level. No matter whether you’ve never heard of musculoskeletal disorders before, or went to school for them, the emails you receive in Ergonomics University contain information you’ll understand and be able to implement in your facility.
So who should sign up for Ergonomics University? Everyone.
Plant managers, safety managers, CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, plant engineers, machine operators, sales and marketing departments, and, of course, you.
Reduce the Risk of Employee Injuries
Are you ready to reduce the risk of employee injuries in your facility? Sign up today for Ergonomics University! It’s easy, comes directly to your email inbox, and best of all — it’s FREE!
Simply fill out the form below and you’ll receive your first email in about an hour.
1. Department of Industrial Relations Cal/OSHA Consultation Service Research and Education Unit. Ergonomics in Action: A Guide to Best Practices for the Food-Processing Industry. California: California Department of Industrial Relations, 2003. Print.