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Ergonomic injuries are one of the most common occupational injuries faced in the workplace, and they’re also one of the leading causes of lost work time. Indeed, risks associated with ergonomic injury should be recognized as workplace hazards, and correct preventive measures should be deployed to prevent such hazards in any workplace.

At ComplianceQuest, we have collated important details under a whitepaper- How Ergonomic Injuries in the Manufacturing Industry Can Be Prevented– and this blog is a short excerpt from this whitepaper that highlights the best practices and trainings to minimize the number of ergonomic injuries at the workplace.

Indeed, ComplianceQuest has a secure injury tracking tool that replaces paper-based injury forms. The ComplianceQuest Health and Safety Management solution incorporates a user-friendly, intuitive portal wherein employees from any department and in any location can report an incident, near-miss, or observation. Take preventive measures with a “system of collaboration,” helping various teams and key stakeholders collaborate and work together. Automate regulatory submission and compliance with CQ Health and Safety Incident Management.

Employees can record injuries and set up email notifications in real-time to make all necessary parties aware of an incident on site. The injury tracking tool enables both employers and employees to track all details of an injury (including medical treatment and lost days/job restrictions) and take the appropriate steps to have an employee safely return to work. The injury tracking tool will help both safety professionals and employers identify where risk factors exist in a manufacturing shop and provide the ability to pull real-time data into visual reports to share with the entire company.

Minimizing Ergonomic Injuries

The following are suggested best practices to minimize the number of ergonomic injuries at the workplace:

Personalized training: Every employee must be advised on the right posture and right approach to performing their individual tasks. Having relevant training is critical to reduce musculoskeletal pain and injury.

Proper workplace and equipment design: In addition to training, it is critical to have the right equipment and office setup. Following standard operating procedures, having the right posture, etc. are critical to avoid injuries.

Act on early warnings: When employees at work complain of any injuries, it is critical to take action before it becomes worse. Helping with a physiotherapist or physical trainer early on before the problem gets worse is crucial.

Even if all these best practices are in place, there will still be ergonomics-related injuries from time to time. Therefore, all employees must know how to record musculoskeletal incidents. ComplianceQuest’s Health and Safety Incident Management facilitates collaboration, data analytics with the advantage of predictive intelligence and includes many more powerful features, all designed with a focus on employee well-being.

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To unravel more about the ergonomic injuries and the right training to prevent such injuries, check out our detailed whitepaper- How Ergonomic Injuries in the Manufacturing Industry Can Be Prevented