Laboratory workers are at risk for repetitive motion injuries during routine laboratory procedures. These injuries develop over time and occur when muscles and joints are stressed, tendons are inflamed or nerves are pinched. To minimize repetitive motion injuries, and improve worker comfort and productivity, laboratory workers can adopt ergonomic tips and practices. To promote best practices and resources, Mayo Medical Laboratories will be publishing a video series of ergonomic tips throughout the next several weeks,
The first ergonomic tip features Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine and shows how a simple wrench has reduced wrist and hand strain in one of its processes.