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Injuries in the Trucking industry: Strain, sprain or overexertion
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are strain, sprain or overexertion injuries to muscles, tendons and joints. These injuries can occur suddenly from an incident like a fall or over time from repetitive motions such as jumping from the cab. They can creep up on you gradually or hit you like a 90 mph fast ball.
Some examples of MSDs include rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, back strain and tendonitis. Using proper techniques to complete work can reduce the risk of developing these injuries.
( Source: www.KeepTruckingSafe.org )
THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF INJURIES IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY
Identified by *TIRES ((Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis / website : www.KeepTruckingSafe.org ) include:
- Slips, trips and falls.
- Strains and sprains. (the RSHB® winder could help you)
- Being struck by an object.
- Motor vehicle collisions.
From this data TIRES learned that the root causes of most of these injuries was attributable to four specific work activitites in trucking:
- Loading/unloading and material handling.
- Exiting the cab or trailer.
- Walking around the yard, terminal or customer site.
- Tarping/strapping a load. (the RSHB® winder could help you)
PREVENTING INJURIES TO MUSCLE, TENDONS AND JOINTS
Low-cost and simple solutions do exist that can help reduce the number of strain and sprain injuries in your company.
Our strap winder for a drill is a low-cost solution.
Hundreds of companies have shown that investments in injury reduction are paid back in less than a year.
You will find at http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/musculoskeletal-disorders.html#guide the basic steps to address strain and sprain injuries in your company.