Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week

STRAINS, SPRAINS, and MSDs

Injuries due to overexertion and bodily reaction accounted for the most DART cases in 2021-2022.

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of injuries caused by overexertion and bodily reaction are strains, sprains, and tears (NSC).

BILLIONS! Cost of injuries caused by overexertion and bodily reactions in 2022 (Liberty Mutual).

Strains, Sprains, MSDs

In 2021-2022 the leading cause of days away from work, job restriction or transfer (DART) were injuries caused by overexertion and bodily reaction. Over one million injuries were reported with 52% requiring a median of 14 days away from work. These injuries include strains, sprains, tears, and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Strains, sprains, and tears made up 66% of the overexertion and bodily reaction injuries in 2021. In 2022 strain, sprain, and tear injuries involving days away from work (DAFW) numbered 547,980 and back injuries numbered 250,830. The most affected body part was the trunk/back area at 45% of the cases. Other areas affected included wrist/hands 21%, shoulder 15%, knees 9% and ankles 4%. While strains, sprains, tears, and other MSDs are usually not fatal, these types of injuries cost millions of dollars per year. Training should emphasize the identification of potential hazards and strategies to reduce exposure and injury.

Featured Training

DAILY LEARNING SESSION –

Wednesday, March 27

10 AM – 11 AM CDT

Strains, Sprains, MSDs

aFREE, live virtual training provided by the GHSC (Grain Handling Safety Council) and GEAPS (Grain Elevator Processing Society).

Explore the most common strains, sprains, and MSDs in the agricultural and grain handling industry. Doug Clark, CSP, EHS Director for Jack Links brings over 25 year’s experience as he discusses these costly injuries. The session will provide an overview on the types of injuries, hazard identification, and prevention strategies with an emphasis on hand injuries.

SPANISH LANGUAGE SESSION –

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

2 PM – 3 PM CDT 

Strains, Sprains, MSDs

FREE, live virtual training presented in Spanish  provided by the GHSC (Grain Handling Safety Council) and GEAPS (Grain Elevator Processing Society).

Content of the morning session is adapted, as appropriate, to ensure it is relevant to the audience. Explore common causes of strains, sprains, and MSDs in the agricultural and grain handling industry. Discusson of these costly injuries provides an overview on the types of injuries, hazard identification and prevention strategies with an emphasis on hand injuries.

Helpful Tip

Register once! Select the virtual session(s) you want to attend during registration. Use the same zoom link for all sessions including Spanish Language sessions.

Presenter – Douglas Clark

Douglas Clark, CSP serves as the Corporate leader for EHS at Jack Link’s. In this function he is responsible for EHS activities at 8 plants in North America. He previously was the North American Regional leader for EHS in Cargill’s Animal Nutrition business. Corporate EHS Director for H.B. Fuller with global responsibility for a wide variety of chemical plants; EHS Director of global operations for ECOLAB; Global EHS Director with Varian Semiconductor; and held Global ECS Director and EHS manager positions with San Francisco Drydock and Union Carbide Corporation. Doug is a certified Radiation and Laser Safety Officer and holds advanced certifications in EHS from the University of California.

Doug served in the US Air Force as a Loadmaster on a C-141A cargo plane. He also served as a Lt. for a New England fire department (Certified Firefighter 1 & 2) and is a nationally registered EMT previously working on a 911 ambulance.

Presenter – Luis Barrientos!

Luis Barrientos has several years of experience in implementation and maintenance of occupational health and safety management programs. He has served as an occupational health and safety auditor, inspector, project consultant/advisor for a variety of operations in Central and South America. Luis has developed health and safety training programs and instructed workers, customers, technical and company sales personnel, inspectors, and safety auditors. He holds several certifications from Central and South America, Canada and the United States in integrated management systems, quality management, auditing, aviation administration, emergency management and more. Luis served as the President of the Industrial Safety Committee, and is a permanent member of the Technical Council for Aviation Safety (Central/South America). He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and automative engineering technician.

 

 

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