Working in the shipping and maritime industries often involves lots of heavy lifting and repetitive actions, the two main causes of back injury. Proper employee training is an incredibly important defence against strain and injury, as is using the proper equipment. Making the change to lighter yet equally strong equipment can save workers from anything from simple back pain to crippling injury and even death. Slings made with Dyneema® fiber are a fraction of the weight of traditional lifting gear, greatly reducing the risk of strains and injury for operators.
Prevention is a shared responsibility! Companies are responsible for creating safe work environments, employing the use of proper equipment and supplying proper training, and operators are responsible for keeping their body fit for work. Safety Matters.
To learn more about how Dyneema® fiber is being used in the Maritime Industry, click here.