Everyday Ergonomics Poster
Employers are obligated to protect their employees from Ergonomic-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. OSHA's General Duty Clause (29 USC 654) requires employers to furnish employees a form of employment and place of employment free from recognized hazards including MSDs.
Healthcare of the future will focus on achieving a degree of WELLNESS prior to the development of disease and/or symptoms. The practice of waiting until there is a problem has proven to be an ineffective approach to obtaining health. Healthcare costs are at a record high of $1.7 trillion with no signs of decreasing. The average cost of annual health care spending is over $5,000 per person and with dependents almost $10,000.
Statistics show that MSDs are the most prevalent work-related injury. Employees often put their bodies in uncomfortable positions to accomplish their daily tasks. This repetitive strain takes its toll on wrists, hands, necks, backs and eyes and leads not only to injury but missed days at work.
The good news is that most injuries and illnesses can be avoided. Experts indicate that preventable illness makes up 60% - 70% of the entire burden of illness in the U.S.
Help your employees lead a healthier lifestyle. These posters offer tips and advice that are easy to implement and live with. The posters serve as a constant reminder to stay on track.
- Four color 18x24 format
- Includes section on easy to perform stretches for parts of the body that are susceptible to injury
- Offers tips for ergonomically correct behavior while at a desk
- Includes information on safe lifting
- Laminated for durability and long life