Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains are some of the most common workplace injuries that workers in the food processing and manufacturing industries experience. They may be caused by or aggravated by repetitive ordinary work and movements or overexertion to accomplish a task. They can also be the result of motor vehicle accidents or slips, trips, and falls. Well-known MSIs include sprains and strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, trigger finger, white finger diseases, and epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
This module will share some basic information on identifying sprain and strain hazards, and introduce ergonomic exercises and stretches to help prevent or minimize sprains and strains.
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