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APEX, NC, February 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In February 2012, Goodyear's Fayetteville, North Carolina plant began training their associates to handle materials using the "Ready, Set, Lift with Your Head" method. The plant goal was to reduce the number of sprains and strains experienced in the plant resulting from material handling tasks which are sometimes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable events.
Associates attended a thirty minute seminar on how to apply the "Ready, Set, Lift with Your Head" technique to the tasks they perform on a daily basis using materials specific to each job specialty. The Fayetteville plant saw a 45 percent reduction in sprains/strains when comparing 2011 to 2012.
"If we can teach our workers safe and effective techniques for handling materials, we are making their life safer, both at work and at home", said Michael Ellison, Human Resources Manager, "The time invested in this training program was well worth the end result."
A video version of the "Ready, Set, Lift with Your Head" training was used in Goodyear's Nappanee, Ontario plant. With a 36 percent decline in sprains and strains, Fayetteville's sister plant is reaping the benefits of the practical and applicable training.
"We teach workers to be professional material handlers, and to think of material handling as a skilled part of their job as opposed to just moving objects from point A to point B, said Frank Murray MSPT, "We achieve this by giving them a sustainable technique and process for handling materials."
Learn more about the Safe Lifting Training and Techniques Seminar:
http://www.industrialmotionsinc.com/safe-lifting-training-raleigh.php ... pr-2013-02
http://www.industrialmotionsinc.com/safe-lifting-training-greensboro. ... pr-2013-02
About Industrial Motions Inc.
Industrial Motions, Inc. is a physical therapist owned, full service onsite work injury prevention and management provider. We work directly with employers through education, ergonomics, and injury management to help them reduce the number, severity, and costs associated with work related musculoskeletal disorders.
To learn more about Industrial Motions Inc., visit the web site: http://www.industrialmotionsinc.com/index.php?source=pr-2013-02
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