The employee was using an impact wrench to tighten several bolts on a platform. The employee was on their knees while performing this operation. As the employee turned and changed positions, they felt their knee pop. They tried to stand up and walk it off but the pain persisted.
Factors to consider at your site or on your project include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Try to change body positions, occasionally, to avoid wear and tear on certain parts of the body.
- The use of a mat or items such as "knee pads" can help insulate the body from rigid surfaces.
- Elevate the work area if possible to avoid kneeling or bending over.