Saturday, October 11, 2014

Upfits Designed with Ergonomics in Mind

Lower back pain, hernia, sprained shoulder — these are just a few examples of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that can occur when a truck or van is not suitable to the worker and the job.
The longer a worker must maintain a fixed or awkward posture, exert force, repeat the same movements, experience vibration, or handle heavy items, the greater the chance that an MSD will occur.
The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) estimates that work-related MSDs in the U.S. account for more than 600,000 injuries and illnesses, about 34 percent of all lost workdays reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). MSDs are especially prevalent in the transportation and material moving sector, with the third-highest incident rate among all industries in 2011, according to the BLS.
See the rest of this article by Work Truck Magazine here:



Upfits Designed with Ergonomics in Mind

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