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Three steps to an ergonomically safe workplace

Three steps to an ergonomically safe workplace

According to the Screen Printing and Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA),

ergonomic injuries account for a large portion of workers’ compensation claims

in the printing industry. Here are three tips to make sure you are running an

ergonomically correct shop.

*

Conduct an evaluation. Take a good hard look at your

production activities, particularly those tasks involving frequent, constant

and/or awkward motions.

* Educate.

Make sure your employees are aware of your ergonomic concerns. Awareness is half

the battle.

* Be

proactive. Once you and your employees have identified problem areas,

take corrective action — before employees are injured.

For more information, check out the

SGIA’s training program designed to help reduce industry ergonomic injuries

here.

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