PA Workers Comp Safety: Auto Mechanics
A quick search on Yelp.com shows that there are many mechanics in the Harrisburg area. Because of the amount of labor involved with working on vehicles, auto mechanics are amongst the most commonly injured workers in Harrisburg.
Below are some of the most common injuries associated with auto mechanics, as well as some tips that can be used to prevent them.
Because of the amount of movement and lifting that comes with working on cars, many mechanics receive back injuries. The best way to avoid back injuries while on the job is to use proper lifting technique, as well as to stretch regularly and take plenty of breaks.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome can occur to those who are required to work with vibrating equipment. Some good tips for preventing carpal tunnel syndrome include changing grips, using a different tool, wearing a brace, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Because mechanics frequently work with wiring and power tools, they are prone to electric shock. To avoid electric shock, all mechanics should thoroughly inspect all equipment and all workers should be properly trained on how to use how powered equipment.
Trips and Slips
Since mechanics frequently work around oil, windshield washer fluid, as well as other liquids, it’s pretty common for a mechanic to slip on a spill. It’s important for garages to make sure the floor stays safe by quickly cleaning up all spills and keeping it free of clutter.
If you are a mechanic who has been injured on the job and live in the Harrisburg, Williamsport, or Lewistown area, contact PAWorkersCompHelpNow for a FREE consultation. Contact us at (717) 234-2402 or send us an email.
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