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Preventing hazardous manual task injuries in the manufacturing industry
The manufacturing industry relies on workers being able to perform manual tasks to get the job done whether it’s handling raw materials, working on a conveyor line or operating machinery.
Most jobs in the manufacturing industry involve manual tasks, from lifting, pushing or pulling objects, to using the computer.
Some manual tasks are hazardous and may cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Back injuries are one type of MSD, however MSDs include a range of injuries such as sprains and strains of muscles and soft tissue, as well as damage to joints, bones and nerves.