Ergonomic injuries often creep up on people after years of work. Slowly, a great employee can’t lift as much, must take frequent breaks, and is suddenly diagnosed with a form of arthritis. Not only is it undesirable to lose an experienced, successful employee, but it is also heartbreaking to see someone suffer for the rest of their life because of a preventable injury.
As a supervisor, it is up to you to ensure that employees are in the best situation to prevent ergonomic injuries. For your assistance, we have developed the following checklist to help you identify common ergonomic risks and help employees overcome them.