Movement Copy

Repetitive movement – using the same parts of the body to repeat similar movements over a period of time

  • Painting
  • Lifting goods from a conveyor belt and packing them in a carton
  • Typing and other keyboard tasks
  • Repeatedly reaching for and assembling components in electronics manufacturing
  • Using a socket and ratchet or spanner to unscrew long bolts

Carry distance and time carrying a load will increase the risk of injury by the heavy load compressing on the body( intervertebral discs) for long periods of time due to distance will most likely cause damage.

A workplace can minimize repetitive load movement by a well-designed workplace and use of mechanical aids for frequent lifting rather than manpower. Rotation and side movement is dangerous because of stress on the lower back.