Sprains and strains are some of the most common workplace injuries workers in 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 musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) include sprains and strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, trigger finger, white finger diseases, and epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
This module shares basic information on identifying sprain and strain hazards, and introduces ergonomic exercises and stretches to help prevent or minimize sprains and strains.