Fire fighters, trail crew, park rangers, construction workers and any other heavy labor industry all have physically demanding jobs. These jobs require high levels of fitness and health to prevent injury along with good ergonomics.
Accommodation and food service workers tend to be young, inexperienced workers that have varying working conditions, awkward postures and long hours.
The increased use of computers has increased Musculoskeletal Disorders(MSD) in the workplace. Prolonged sitting, poor posture, poor desk set-up, along with an increasingly obese population have increased costs to businesses.
In 2010, the healthcare and social assistance industry reported more injury and illness cases than any other private industry sector(OSHA). Be sure your facility is giving the proper training to decrease worker’s compensation costs and keeping your employees healthy and happy.
Iolanthe "IO" Culjak, PT, CEAS
22 years of Physical Therapy experience. Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist since 2005