Material handling and material transportation are wide spread fields of work and are a huge aspect of business across many different industries around the world. Whether you deliver packages, load freights, or sort mail, you are a part of the vast world of the material handling and material transportation work force. An unfortunate truth is that this type of occupation is one that is often subject to strain and sprain injuries to the back especially, which leads to missed work and injury claims.This makes it easy to agree with the fact that back injury prevention training is key in a safe work environment. In this post, we will discuss a case study, which exams the reduction in work related injuries within the United States Postal Service. Results were derived one year after introducing the patented PowerLift lower back safety training techniques and they might surprise you.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.9 million reported non-fatal work related injuries in 2015 and 3.5 percent of that comes from the construction industry. It’s easy to agree that construction as a whole is a very physically taxing industry for those on the job site. The truth of the matter is that a lot of these injuries could have been avoided if these employees had received proper training for material handling. In this post we’ll be taking a look at a case study which compares two road construction companies; one that adopted the PowerLift job site safety program and another that opted for a traditional program that taught the “squat lift”.