Tag: Forklift Ergonomics

Forklift Ergonomics 4: Good Habits are Hard to Brake

It is important to fit your forklift to your body size and shape, and to understand how the human body operates and understand its limitations. The human body was not designed to sit on a vibrating seat for hours each day. Forklifts break down frequently and they ARE designed to do this. Here are some

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Forklift Ergonomics 2: Bad Habits are Hard to Brake

While some injuries creep up on us gradually, others can slam into us like a truck. Professional drivers discover ways to go faster, get more done, usually getting a “good job!” along the way. But of course, it is important to find a blaance, and some lines that simply should not be crossed. Here are

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Forklift Ergonomics 3: Seating

Professional drivers are at increased risk of back injuries such as disc herniations. Two of the most common muskuloskeletal injury risk factors (repetition and awkward posture) are magnified by vibration and shock that is transmitted through the seat and the steering wheel. While we may be unable to change the amount of time that we

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Forklift Ergonomics 1: Driving’s Impact

Most of us don’t think that sitting in a moving vehicle would be hazardous to our health but think… It’s important to accept that the awkward postures, vibration and repetitive nature of forklift driving can easily result in the development of musculoskeletal symptoms. Forklift drivers most commonly experience the early signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal

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