Every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job. Even more shocking, after the common cold, “back injuries are the most common reason for nonattendance in the general workforce.” Back pain, irrespective of how the employee came to be injured, can make it difficult to concentrate on their work. Even employees who spend the majority of their day behind a desk can incur back pain.
Whenever possible, create a work environment for yourself that is “back friendly.” Store items on shelves in the middle, with higher and lower shelves reserved to store lighter objects. Remember to be conscious of repeating certain movements that involve twisting the spine, as this could cause injury over time.
This is our high-level look at preventing back injuries in an office environment. Contact us to learn more and about risk management and workers’ compensation programs offered at Vensure.
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