Stresses, strains and sprains to the back, neck and upper limbs are all too common in industries where manual handling plays an integral part of the business. Lifting and manoeuvring objects and repetitive tasks can all lead to Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs).
Published statistics show that in the UK, over 9.5 million working days were lost in 2014/15 due to WRMSDs and these injuries accounted for 44% of workforce ill-health in the same period.
WRMSDs can be broken down into three areas: back disorders; upper limb disorders; and lower limb disorders:
Although none of these disorders are life-threatening, they can result in long-term pain and work disruption. Any ergonomic intervention in helping to prevent these types of injuries will help in reducing the number of cases.
Scaglia Indeva are market leaders in the design and manufacture of electronic industrial manipulators which significantly improve ergonomics in manual material handling. Our new generation of intelligent devices for handling minimises, the strains of manual material handling. They are designed to provide effortless, responsive, rapid and precise load placement regardless of type, size or shape of the load.
More information on our range of industrial manipulators can be found by browsing our website. To speak to one of our knowledgeable team about your manual handling requirements, contact us by telephone on 01246 252333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.