Logistics, Materials Handling, Warehousing

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The logistics industry is vast and unique. From warehouses putting products together, material handlers preparing products for shipping, and truck drivers shipping out final products, there are thousands of diverse tasks that constitute this sector. With all of those tasks comes the risk of strains and sprains from repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and overextension.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation and warehousing accounted for 210,000 private industry nonfatal injuries. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material handlers had an injury rate of 56.3 in 2016 for overextension in lifting and lowering(US Department of Labor, 2016). For these employees to safely complete their tasks, whether it be preparing the package or delivering it, their bodies must be prepared. Through the BHMI programs, each employee receives knowledge needed to avoid severe injuries, and often those musculoskeletal disorders that seem unavoidable can be reduced, minimized, and prevented.

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