Transport workers are sparing themselves injuries, thanks to an ingenious and inexpensive device designed by occupational therapist, Tim Elvery together with experts from the trucking industry.
The Strong Arm Strap is designed to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and make it easier for truck drivers and transport workers, when opening and closing heavy tautliner truck curtains.
Mr Elvery, from StrongLinx, said the simple cost-effective device provided leverage and also helped to reduce the risk of injuries to the back, shoulder, upper limbs and neck.
The transport industry has a higher rate of injuries than many other occupations, with the average cost of a lost-time work injury in the road transport industry being $26,089 (*Queensland workers’ compensation scheme statistics 2017-18).
Shoulder injuries were the second most common driver injury, took longer to heal, cost more downtime, and often required more extensive treatments.
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