Safety Services Company
February 6th 2009
Grocery shopping can be a worthwhile activity. It can even be fun and therapeutic, especially when you don’t have to shove your way past other customers just to get your chosen brand of cereal or laundry detergent.
What we don’t know, though, is that it takes a lot of work to make the products we need presentable on shelves and counters in grocery stores. In fact, just in handling and carrying these products, workers are at risk of meeting injuries or developing different illnesses.
If you’re an employee working in a grocery store or warehouse, you may be aware that you’re at risk of developing anything from muscle strains and disc injuries to tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. To save yourself from these hazards, here are some guidelines in ergonomics that you should follow:
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