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Labor Statistics Musculoskeletal disorder
According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries or illnesses that result from overexertion or repetitive motion. They include soft-tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, tears, hernias, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders that result in days away from work most commonly involve the back alone. In 2016, musculoskeletal disorders involving the back accounted for 38.5 percent of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders.   The report shows Janitors and Cleaners in the 2nd highest category for injuries.  The high risk of working with dumpsters has a real cost to employees and employers alike
Employers who are devoted to user safety have made Dump Dolly an essential element of their ambitious list of dumpster safety procedures.  Designed with protective elements to prevent injuries, Dump Dolly lifts and empties bins removing the ergonomic risks associated with loading dumpsters.
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Back injuries in the workplace

Considering it is the second most common cause of missed days of work in the U.S., you most likely understand how debilitating a back injury can be. Only the common cold causes more lost work days.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2007, nearly 236,000 people missed work because of back injury. Each lost an average of 7 days on the job.

Over the last ten years, Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) members have filed over 1200 claims on upper and lower back injuries. More than 5 million dollars were incurred on back strains associated with lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting and repetitive motion

The goals of employers are to: (1) prevent employee back injuries (2) reduce lost work time and productivity, and (3) reduce the dollars incurred for injuries and claims. By reducing the risks associated with worker’s dumping the trash/materials utilizing a Dump Dolly, all three goals can be achieved.

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DUMP DOLLY – Back Injuries: They cost both employer and employee

How much are your employees worth to you? Back injuries due to outside force injury, such as lifting trash and recyclable materials, cost businesses millions every year. But while the average cost of a back injury is $37,000, that is only part of the story. Indirect...

DUMP DOLLY – Injuries dumping trash

Custodians suffer back injuries when throwing out garbage because dumpsters are too high from the ground. The action requires force and awkward postures. The motion of hoisting or swinging heavy bags or lifting and dumping heavy cans to get them up, over, and into a...

Dump Dolly – The cost of a back injury

How much are your employees worth? According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, janitors and cleaners suffered more than 46,000 injuries requiring days away from work and had the 16th highest injury rate of all occupations. The U.S. Occupational Health and...

Dump Dolly – Society Insurance

Don't let trash cost you cash!!! No news to us, but Society Insurance posted a blog stating taking out the trash can be dangerous. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. And their numbers prove it. Recent large losses among Society Insurance policyholders include the...

Dump Dolly – Preventable Injuries

DON'T LET TRASH COST YOU CASH! A recent article discussed the Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicating janitors and cleaners suffered more than 46,000 injuries requiring days away from work and had the 16th highest injury rate of all occupations. Further, the U.S....

Dump Dolly – Shoulder Injuries

Great podcast by The Silver Lining discussing shoulder injuries dumping trash due to weight and posture required to dump trash into dumpster.  It is important that employee never has to raise their elbow above shoulder height which is almost always required for...

Dump Dolly – Sprain/Strain Injury

Don't let trash cost you cash! According to the National Safety Council Injury Facts 2015 edition, the average cost of a workers compensation claim was $36,894. The American Society of Safety Engineers estimates that indirect costs of those claims are often 20 times...

Dump Dolly – Manual Material Handling

Manual material handling involves someone manually moving something by holding, lifting, seizing, turning, grasping, and similar actions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, manual material handling is a top contributor to more than half a...

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