Manual handling is a major part of the job in the retail industry. Common activities include stacking shelves, stacking cartons on pallets, moving hand trucks and packing stock. These activities involve several risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Retail trade in the USA employs approximately 17 million workers. Of every 10,000 retail workers in 2015, an average of 36.5 reported a work-related MSD.
Using observation alone, it is difficult to determine which specific movements within a job task are contributing to the risk of MSDs.
Find out how dorsaVi’s workplace wearable technology was used to validate manual handling equipment and reduce injuries for this major grocery store.