If businesses look closely at one of their key performance metrics (injury statistics), what “weaknesses” would be revealed asks Kent Hatcher, director of business development for Humantech, a company that manages ergonomic in the manufacturing sector.
One weakness is the high number of injuries associated with manual material handling tasks (tasks that include lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying). Hatcher cites the 2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index report that “overexertion involving outside sources” was ranked first among the leading causes of disabling injury in 2012, accounting for 25.3% of the overall national burden ($15.1 billion in direct costs).
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