Back injury a primary workplace safety concern
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers back injuries the number one workplace safety issue in the country. According to the OSHA, hundreds of thousands of workers are affected by back injuries every year, which translates to hours or days lost from work. Furthermore, a quarter of all workers’ compensation due to non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses are associated with back injuries, creating financial loss for the employers.
The U.S. Department of Labor strongly suggests conducting strength testing for existing employees, which would allow the employers to properly assign their workers to the work duties appropriate for them. Studies have proven that periodically testing an employee’s physical capacity reduces work-related injuries by one-third.
At WorkSTEPS, we provide a regular post-employment physical agility test that would ensure work duties aptly match workers’ capacities. Call us now at (512) 617-4100 for a safe, back injury-free workplace today.