Enhancing Workplace Safety – The Impact of Effective Package Design and Ergonomic Handling
Work-related lifting injuries are a prevalent form of occupational injury that occurs when employees lift or handle heavy objects or loads as part of their job duties. Such injuries can lead to musculoskeletal problems, including strains, sprains, hernias, and back injuries. Industries involving manual material handling, such as construction, warehousing, healthcare, manufacturing, and virtually anything that is packaged, are particularly susceptible to these injuries.
When considering the cumulative cost of:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Temporary disability benefits
- Lost wages
- Reduced productivity
- Intangible costs
The impact on a company’s bottom line can be significant.
However, effective package design that prioritizes safety, ergonomics, and proper handling can reduce the risk and help prevent workplace injuries. At Allen Field, we have been committed to making packaging easier to carry for decades, always placing ergonomics at the forefront of our designs. Our unparalleled variety of Plastic Handles is specifically designed to encourage proper and efficient handling.