How to Protect People from Ergonomic Injury

Over the last 30 years, DEKRA has worked with hundreds of workplaces and seen soft tissue injury-prevention programs start and stop. The value of having manual workers participate in some level of warm-up and stretching exercises makes good sense. Yet one of the most common implementation mistakes is the adoption of an “off-the-shelf ” program. It’s always easy to find an exercise routine online that looks safe and promises effective stretches for most industrial or even office workgroups. But the execution of an effective program, and sustaining it over time, is much more nuanced. This whitepaper discusses four tips that makes a warmup for work exercises process successful.