Why Does Material Handling Lead to So Many Injuries?

Why Does Material Handling Lead to So Many Injuries?

The need for speed is causing workers to do their jobs quickly, not necessarily safely.

Every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job.

If you do the math, that works out to 4.7 million injuries a year. And a high percentage, 32%, can be attributed to material handling.

Of those injuries, 35% were due to overexertion as a result of lifting or lowering, or repetitive movements. Colliding with equipment accounted for another 25% of the injuries, and 25% were the results of slips, trips and falls.

These are serious statistics and what's frustra

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