Body Mechanics on the Job

Body Mechanics on the Job

Construction is one of the most physically demanding industries in the United States. As a result, backaches and pain in the shoulders, neck, arms, and hands are some of the most common symptoms reported by construction workers.

 

Musculoskeletal injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, sprains, and strains can cause temporary or even permanent disability. This can adversely affect the worker’s performance.

Early reporting, diagnosis, and intervention can limit injury severity, improve the effectiveness of treatment, and minimize the likelihood of disability or permanent damage.

 

Your body on the Job: The risks

 

Best Practices to prevent injury