Agriculture is known to be one of the most hazardous industries. Workers, farmers, and even their families are at risk to nonfatal and fatal injuries and illnesses. Each day about 100 agricultural workers fall victim to an injury that forces them to take time off of work. For just crop workers alone, from 2008-2010, 50% suffered sprains or strains.
Unfortunately, falls are frequently responsible for deaths and injuries for farmworkers. From 2007 to 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 167 farm and agricultural workers’ death were caused by falls. Not only are falls fatal but agricultural workers are susceptible to numerous musculoskeletal injuries. Work responsibilities and actions are often repetitive, require heavy lifting, pulling, pushing, or prolonged standing and walking. All of these movements are typically performed on uneven, hard, and unforgiving surfaces.
With MEGAComfort work life wellness solutions, agriculture employers can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their workers are protected from a variety of hazards, such as slips, trips, and falls, so they can be healthy and productive. Taking preventative measures to reduce musculoskeletal disorders, injury claims, and loss of life, while simultaneously providing ergonomic solutions and puncture resistance for those working hard and unforgiving surfaces, lay the foundation of the MEGAComfort mission.
The entire MEGAComfort work life wellness product line is designed to enhance and protect the lives of agriculture workers. Our anti-fatigue product line utilizes our state-of- the-art unique patented dual layer memory foam within each pair of insoles, providing the wearer with maximum support. MEGAComfort insoles are clinically designed and field tested to reduce pain and fatigue, while increasing energy and productivity. Individuals who spend long hours walking or standing on their feet experience reduced pain, fatigue, and increased productivity and energy.
Within the United States, there are over 2 million people employed in the farm and agriculture industry. Employers need to take health, wellness, and safety prevention seriously to ensure a healthier and safer workplace for all employees. Proper safety education combined with effective PPE can reduce hazards and increase safety. If you’re ready to support your workers, contact our team to learn more about starting an anti-fatigue insole program today.