It’s tough to keep employees healthy in an industry that involves working with big equipment and lots of heat.
The worst culprits for injuries? Using excessive force to manually pour a mold or push a loaded rack. Working in awkward positions to load racks or inspect a mold. And constant standing at a grinding machine.
When you prevent those injuries, that’s the big win. Reduced injury costs. Healthy employees. The fastest path to get there? An onsite injury prevention program.
An employee spent much of the day at a grinding machine, putting pressure on the wrist and the feet. Onsite PT action: recommended micro breaks and shoe inserts to eliminate foot pain as well as specific stretching exercises to protect the wrist.
Loading a rack required an employee to constantly lift heavy materials above the shoulder. Onsite PT action: reviewed worksite and recommended changes to rack height to prevent injuries by reducing how high the employees have to lift.