The Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers (SASM), in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan and the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan (CAS), is striving to prevent ergonomic injuries in Manufacturing.
Did you know:
- Poor ergonomic practices cause 40% of the time loss injuries in Manufacturing.
- The average back injury from poor ergonomic practices costs $4000. This does not include the uninsured costs such as lost time and lost productivity.
- The average duration for a back injury claim is 20 days.
- The average cost of a shoulder injury due to poor ergonomic practices is $17,000, and the average duration is 66 days.
As part of the project, OHS ergonomists are visiting manufacturers, surveying the workers about existing pain and evaluating work stations and tasks to help prevent injuries in the future.
WorkSafe has produced 4 videos to address common injuries in manufacturing and to provide solutions.
Check the videos out on WorkSafe’s YouTube page and share them!