Most recent injuries occurring at our plant have been sprains or strains.
Stretching exercises will help to prevent these accidents. It is important to do this before we start our job each day. People from all walks of life do stretching exercises each day. this includes professional athletes, movie stars, NASCAR drivers, and all of our armed forces.The muscles we use everyday are the ones most likely to tighten up.
Ergonomics is another important factor with our jobs. You may have a good chance of injuring yourself if you have an awkward posture, excessive repetition, elevated elbows, improper seating or support, keeping one position too long or pushing heavy objects by yourself. Take a look at your workstation and fit it to your body for comfort and safetyyour workstation should be two inches above your waist, keep elbows below shoulder level, avoid long reaches,and avoid using the first four inches of the work table. Keep your tools and supplies close,change position and stretch out.
If you need assistance, call Mike Valentine, union safety representative @ext. 254, or 608-285-3034.