Shoulder Injury Prevention
Shoulder injuries are associated with postures that place heavy loads on its muscles and tendons. Because the arm works as a large lever, the shoulder can encounter a tremendous amount of stress. The shoulder joint is a “ball and socket” joint that allows multi-directional movement. It sacrifices stability for mobility and because of this it’s more susceptible to injury.
Help prevent shoulder injuries by:
- Recognizing and reporting early signs of a shoulder stress and strain can help prevent serious injury.
- When an early report is received the cause (root cause) of the stress and strain can be identified and steps taken to reduce the stress and/or move the employee to a different job.
- As with all work related injuries, shoulder injuries should be reported as soon as possible.