About the Webinar:
There is high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and fall injuries among employees in work vehicle environments, yet little attention is given to understanding why. Effective ergonomic interventions can lower the physical demands of work tasks, thereby lowering the incidence and severity of associated MSDs. Reducing injury related costs alone make ergonomic interventions a useful tool for improving a company’s productivity and overall business competitiveness. Preventing injuries by improving access to objects stored in a vehicle requires rethinking traditional storage systems. This presentation highlights 10 common work tasks in and around a truck bed and how to reduce or eliminate the 5 most hazardous activities through engineering solutions and training, without compromising safety. A biomechanics study and risk assessment were performed comparing a DECKED drawer system with a cross-over truck tool box. Research findings are further supported by case studies and user feedback.