Pants with strapless knee pads are critical when your knees
are brought to the ground. Our goal is to make the most natural, durable and useful pair of strapless knee padded
pants in the industry. We want to satisfy the different needs that people can have for when their knees are brought
to the ground; uniforms can benefit... having a unique company appearance packaged with a unique utility; gardeners
and landscapers can have more comfort; painters, plumbers, AC technicians and mechanics can benefit each time they need to
work on thier knees, part-time or full time. The list is endless; photographers, archeologists, concrete workers, camping
and hiking its endless. There is a broad range of
benefits for a broad range of users, let us help you have added comfort and added protection while you play or work. Whether
a trade or a walk through the park, we can customize your pants to your needs... with the appropriate degree of durability
and resilient design.
Hazard: Due in part to constant kneeling on metal or other hard surfaces, there is a high percentage
of lower extremity injuries in shipyards.
The worker below has improvised a knee pad by wrapping together some corrugated cardboard (see photo). Padded kneepads
provide cushioning as well as protection for workers. A pair of Zkarz would be the appropriate trouser for the job...
Ergonomics & Construction – the Smart Move:
Back, Shoulder, Knee and Other Musculoskeletal
Musculoskeletal (muscle, joint and bone) injuries are the
most common injury problem in the construction industry. They are over one-third of all lost workday injuries and produce
about half of all compensation claims.
recent survey, 40 percent of construction workers said "working while hurt" is a major problem. Working while hurt reduces productivity.
Continuing to work while hurt will result in disabling injuries that can end a career. Many Laborers end up retiring by age
55 because they just can't do the work any more. Many can't enjoy their retirement because of their disabilities.
Ergonomics means finding ways to make the work easier so workers can work smarter, not harder.
It means asking experienced workers for their ideas on how to do the work. Usually, it ends up making the job more productive
since workers are less often fatigued or hurt. Ergonomic changes, generally, are not expensive and can be very simple. Types
of ergonomic changes include:
Planning the job to minimize manual handling
of heavy materials - making sure crane time is available, forklifts are used maximally and materials are delivered and stored
close to where they will be used
materials so they are accessible and easier to get to (e.g., not above shoulder height or at ground level), but not in the
way of on-going work
Making sure that walkways
are clear and even so carts and dollies can be easily employed
Using better, ergonomically-designed
tools which may be lighter weight, require less force to operate or fit the hand better and are more comfortable to use
Using carts, dollies and hoists to move materials as much as possible rather than brute strength
Using handles when carrying loads
Using protective equipment like knee pads and shoulder pads to reduce the contact stresses
of kneeling work or carrying materials
Getting help when needed to handle heavy loads
- some companies set weight limits (like 50 pounds) above which a helper is required
Organizing stretching programs before work begins each day
lighter materials, such as lighter weight block
Training workers and foremen
to identify ergonomic risk factors and common solutions
Most important is setting up an "ergonomics process" - a regular time, perhaps during safety meetings, to talk about ergonomic issues, get ideas from the members on how jobs could be improved, test out those ideas and decide
if they were real improvements.
are beginning to look at ergonomic problems and work on solutions because it makes business sense even in the absence of an
OSHA regulation. The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has professional staff who can help contractors and
members come up with and evaluate ergonomic solutions for any worksite. Laborers-AGC also has a one-hour ergonomics awareness
training for members available at its training centers.