Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries through Better Ergonomics in the Workplace
There are a number of on-the-job injuries that office workers are at significant risk of facing in the workplace. Health and Safety Training is essential to every office worker, though, in comparison to their counterparts in manufacturing or mining,this training is often neglected by both the employers and the workers themselves.
Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries
Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMIs) are ones that affect people whose work requires them to be seated for the most of the day, typing at a computer. Injuries can start at the wrists, shoulders, neck, and go all the way down to the spine.
The biggest risk factor for RMIs, according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety- Ontario guideline, is gradual, repeated trauma. It happens over time, and most people do not even know anything is wrong until the injury reaches severe levels. Even the way a person sits and works at the desk is indicative of whether or not they are likely to face RMIs. Lower back pain, wrist pain, and a host of other pains are caused by muscle, tendon, and nerve damage.
The best way to prevent such grievous office-related injuries is to be vigilant in the way routine tasks are carried out. Ensuring that workers are provided ergonomically designed workstations and follow established guidelines to follow the correct position in typing and Seating, stretching, typing, and a host of other tasks need to be done in a way that hurts the body least.
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