Take regular breaks from staying in the same position. Rather than sitting down all day, stand up and take a short walk to the water cooler and back occasionally. If you have been standing still, try stretching to relieve your back muscles. Organise the things you commonly use so that they are within arms’ reach. Otherwise, position yourself a little closer to the object you’re grabbing.Instead, you should start by squatting and grabbing hold of the item. You can then slowly move into a standing position while keeping your back straight.
- The article discussed different types of workplace injuries and preventive measures to take to avoid injuries.
- Back injuries are the number one type of pain for workers in an office setting.
- Slipping and falling incident result in thousands of injuries .
“Staying in one position for hours at a time, incorrectly carrying heavy loads, or overextending your limbs can damage your body. In fact, the most commonly recorded workplace injury is back pain.”