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ERGONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN SHIPYARDS
Easy Fixes: Knee Pads
Hazard: Due in part to constant kneeling on metal or other hard surfaces, there is a high percentage of lower extremity injuries in shipyards.
Solution: The worker below has improvised a knee pad by wrapping together some corrugated cardboard (see photo). Padded kneepads provide cushioning as well as protection for workers.
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