Ergonomics month


October is Ergonomics Month; a good reminder for our industry that injury rates rise in the heavy construction industry as the construction season comes to a close. As well, research shows injuries peak in the last weeks of October.

Fall brings more precipitation, raising the likelihood of slips, trips and falls. Workers also experience stress from lifting, pushing or pulling. These musculoskeletal injuries can be prevented.

We at WORKSAFELY® would like to remind our industry to be diligent this month and take time to review and implement safe-work practices and procedures. This can help reduce the number of time-loss injuries that may last beyond the construction season.

For practices, procedures and Safety Talks, please visit our website or speak with your regional safety advisor.