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Boost your Safety Program with Stretch and Flex

Posted by Tessa Patterson on August 30, 2017

Southeast Directional Drilling employees begin each morning with a fun and effective ‘stretch and flex’ program to help combat work related musculoskeletal disorders.

Sometimes referred to as ergonomic or soft tissue injuries, the most common WMSD’s in construction are lower back, neck/shoulder and knee according to an American Society of Safety Engineers (page 26).  A sprain is classified as a stretch and/or tear of a ligament while a strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. OSHA points out that “work related MSDs are among the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time”  and …

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