Minor injuries at work are common, but by following the simple steps below, you can make sure that your workplace is safe.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) can occur when individuals sit at desks for long periods of time. Today, virtually all office jobs require the use of a computer, which involves repetitive movements that can easily lead to back pain, strained muscles and musculoskeletal disorders.
To avoid such injuries, make sure desks and chairs are adjusted as necessary so that there is plenty of lumbar support. This helps to prevent problems such as back pain. Wrists should also be pointing straight forwards (in alignment with the forearms) to prevent wrist pain.
Slips, trips and falls are also common workplace accidents. It’s difficult to prevent them completely, but ensuring that floors are clear of obstructions will go a long way towards it.
In addition to this, spillages should be cleared up quickly so that individuals cannot slip. When spillages occur, put clear signs around the wet area so that everyone can see and avoid it.
It is also important to understand the risks when working at a height. When using l…