The Challenges of Driver Ergonomics
Event Date: September 18, 2015
The transportation industry has a very high overall rate of injuries, especially musculoskeletal disorders such as back and shoulder injuries, as compared to many other occupations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 tractor-trailer truck drivers had 41,840 lost-time cases which required an average of 18 days away from work to recuperate. Slips, trips, falls, and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) were the cause of the majority of these cases.
The accumulation of days away from work and workers’ compensation expenses are costing motor carriers millions of dollars each year. If your organization desires to better understand and prevent these types of injuries, join Safety Management Services Company on September 18, 2015.
- Develop a better understanding of musculoskeletal disorders
- Review how to use ergonomic analysis to identify risk factors
- Discover ergonomic risk factors, symptoms and reporting
- Identify corrective action and preventative measures
- Recognize cost-effective ergonomic solutions
- Distinguish driver, shop/maintenance, and office ergonomics
Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM CST
Presented by: Rich Moldstad, Safety Consultant