Safely Securing Your Load To Prevent Shoulder Injuries In The Logging Industry


Shoulder injuries can cost a significant amount of money. In the logging industry, shoulder injuries are often due to the method workers use to secure their loads. Here are a couple of options for you to consider to reduce shoulder injuries.

Wrong: The Overhand Method
The overhand method is commonly used for securing loads; however, it increases the risk of shoulder injuries when the arm goes above the shoulder.

Better: The Granny Shot/Under-Handed Method
The granny shot, also known as the underhand method, is a technique commonly used to secure a loaded log truck. While it can prevent shoulder injuries, it requires the user to step back from the load, making it difficult to get the straps across.