Recently we were contacted by a vocational rehabilitation firm that works with a large grocery store chain. One of the grocery store locations had an employee that was suffering from back pain caused by mopping. Unfortunately this isn’t uncommon when people are paired with the wrong tools and asked to perform a repetitive task like mopping. According to OSHA back pain is the most reported injury affecting the cleaning industry. Obviously it’s in the best interest of employers to provide their employees with the proper equipment to prevent injury and fatigue in order to reduce workers compensation costs and promote a healthy work environment.
This grocery store wanted our recommendations for the proper tools for this employee to perform her duty without being reinjured and for other employees to prevent injury. Click here to see what we told them: Ergonomic Mopping