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Archive for August 2012

HANDS ON SAFETY TIPS FOR HANDTRUCKS

HANDS ON SAFETY TIPS FOR HANDTRUCKS Whenever you need to move a heavy load with a handtruck, be sure to: •  Wear heavy-duty work gloves with a good grip.  ANSI-approved steel-toed shoes are also recommended. •  Place the heaviest objects on the bottom. •  To avoid back strain, use proper lifting techniques in loading and … Continue reading »

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES OF MSDs?

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MSDs? Workers suffering from MSDs (Musculoskeletal disorders) experience less strength for gripping and less range of motion. In extreme cases, a person may experience loss of muscle function and inability to do everyday tasks. Here are some common symptoms you should watch out for: · Painful joints · Tingling or … Continue reading »

Give Your Back a Break! Strategies to Prevent Painful Injuries

Give Your Back a Break! Try these strategies to prevent painful injuries Because so many demands are placed on your back, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that it is the most injury-prone part of your body. Only the common cold accounts for more lost work days. The good news is that there’s a … Continue reading »

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