It’s tough to keep employees healthy in a complicated clean room environment where simple, daily actions can cause injuries.
The worst culprits for injuries? Lifting wafers. Prolonged standing with arms out. Fetching in the fabrication process. And even constant walking that adds up to 15-20,000 steps a day.
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 felt the body strains of carrying an 8 inch wafer. Onsite PT action: trained the employee how to lift wafer properly and modeled the correct wrist position for carrying.
Employee experienced back fatigue and sore feet when frequently moving wafers. Onsite PT action: provided exercises like back bends and shoulder squeezes as well as micro breaks to prevent injuries.