Certain cranking positions can help truck drivers in Illinois and elsewhere avoid shoulder injuries when raising and lowering trailers, according to a new study. The study was conducted by North Carolina State University and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Shoulder injuries can be a major threat to the health and well-being of workers on the job in Chicago. For people who do a lot of heavy lifting or use machines repeatedly, an injury to the shoulder can cause serious pain and even disability. Rotator cuff injuries can also keep people out of work while they heal. Despite their severity, these kinds of injuries are all too common in the workplace; every year, around 2 million Americans see a doctor due to a rotator cuff problem.