It’s tough to keep employees healthy in an industry that involves working with big equipment and heavy lifting.
The worst culprits for injuries? Pushing paper rolls to slabbing machines. Hand slabbing when not near a machine. Frequent lifting, pushing and pulling.
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 moved a parent roll to a slabbing machine and began to experience shoulder pain. Onsite PT action: observed employee activity and provided coaching on safe movement to protect the shoulder.
Employee needed to manually slab residual paper and moved his arm in a way that will cause future elbow injury. Onsite PT action: recommended use of pushing slab technique, use of an elbow strap and a different knife to prevent injuries.