“Injuries from overexertion are a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims for contractors, which isn’t surprising given that many of the most common job tasks involve lifting, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching overhead and working in awkward positions. Over time, these motions can cause long-lasting health issues such as tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, sprains, strains and back problems.

You may not be able to remove all the physically demanding tasks from your team’s to-do list, but you can make small changes to work methods and equipment that can have a big payoff in terms of safety, efficiency, productivity and employee turnover.”

Here are 6 Strategies for Improving Jobsite Ergonomics courtesy of EMC Insurance.