From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

One Billion Reasons To Employ Ergonomics

While the number of workplace accidents is going down, the cost of treating workplace injuries continues to rise, and according to the latest Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, worker injuries are now costing employers about one billion dollars each week.

Leading the list of workplace injuries is overexertion, defined as injuries from excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing of an object