Common Lifting Injuries
Many different jobs require some sort of lifting, whether that lifting involves occasionally moving heavy items or repeatedly lifting lighter, smaller items. While many can perform these lifting tasks, sometimes injuries occur because of the strain of the motion or because of the object being moved.
Lifting injuries affect many workers each year, and some of these injuries leave workers incapable of performing their duties as they once could. For employers, this could mean slower production and fewer profits. Fortunately, you can gauge a worker’s ability to perform through pre- or post-employment assessments through WorkSTEPS.
Lifting Injuries that Could Affect Your Workers
Repeated lifting or lifting heavy objects even just once could lead to injuries that affect one’s ability to work. Some of the most common lifting injuries include:
- Muscle strain
- Muscle tears
- Nerve damage
- Bach aches / injuries
- Neck injuries
- Arm / leg injuries
Whether these injuries happen on the job or not bears little importance for a worker’s productivity. Any one of these injuries could be debilitating and could mean that a worker no longer has the ability to perform his or her job correctly. This lack of security in performance may seriously affect your company, and might also leave the worker unhappy.
Contact an Assessment Team for Pre- or Post-Employment Testing
If one of your workers has suffered any kind of injury because of lifting, it’s important to evaluate his or her ability to work. Pre- and post-employment testing through WorkSTEPS can provide you with the assessment you need. Contact us today by calling (512) 617-4100 to learn more about how we can help.
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