Shoulder Injury Prevention
Shoulder injuries are associated with postures that place heavy loads on its muscles and tendons. Holding even small loads in the hand with the arm held away from the body will quickly result in shoulder fatigue and discomfort, and place substantial stress on the tendons in the shoulder.
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.
Frequent shoulder issues include rotator cuff tendonitis, bicepital tenosynovitis and frozen shoulder syndrome.
To prevent shoulder injuries consider:
- Following Ergonomic Design Principles
- Educate and Train Employees
- Recognize and Report Early Signs/Symptoms