Injury Prevention is Loss Prevention: Applying Health and Safety Research Helps the Bottom Line
A big problem in pork production is injury to workers. Workers who are in pain often have lower productivity. By addressing workplace injuries, profitability can be improved. Loss of profit can come from sick leave, worker turnover, absenteeism and workers’ compensation rates. Analyzing injury rates can track how your barn is doing so it will be easier to identify what to improve on. Catching and lifting piglets, along with cleaning are some of the more difficult jobs. Solutions to these issues are continuously being tested with costs being weighed in order to see the potential benefits of new technology or methods.