According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) musculoskeletal injuries account for over 35% of all reported workplace injuries. These include all types of injuries to the muscles, tendons, nerves, and other soft tissue, and industrial settings are often where back injuries and deep tissue injuries are more likely to occur, than in lower risk jobs. These injuries can have long-term disabling effects on employees’ quality of life, not to mention the difficulty an employer can have with replacing skilled vacancies.
Each industrial setting is going to be different depending on the tools and equipment in use, the type of work environment, and the type of job or task being performed. The basic principles of injury prevention always apply, yet industrial settings can take on a life of their own because of the uniqueness and limitations from these workstations.
ARC Enterprises applies the principles of industrial hygiene and the greatest success experienced in preventing industrial musculoskeletal injuries involves a multi-disciplined team of employees, supervisors, and a safety professional to identify the most effective control technologies. Even insurance companies can be helpful in contributing to reducing the risk from these types of injuries.
Call us when your employees first reveal injury symptoms, and we’ll work with you to find the right solutions.