Recently, workplace ergonomics has been gaining momentum in response to a sharp increase in musculoskeletal disorders. If work-related tasks and equipment do not confine to the ergonomic principles in terms of design, workers will start to experience physical stress, strain, and overexertion, due to awkward postures, repetitive motion, forceful exertions, or heavy lifting. Simply put, focusing on ergonomics is directly related to removing barriers to work productivity.
Implementing a set of best practices to improve workplace ergonomics is the key to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders. To minimize the risks of such injuries, it is critical to recognize risk factors right from the time workplaces are designed, furniture and equipment are chosen, and training programs are commissioned.
By reducing ergonomic risk factors and creating user-friendly work processes, manufacturers can reduce or prevent costly injuries, improve productivity, and maintain quality.
In this paper, we talk about various Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) and how these ergonomic injuries can be prevented with the right training. The paper also talks about how manufacturing companies must effectively use a next-generation EHS solution to build Health & Safety (H&S) processes and workflows to prevent such injuries at work.