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Preventing head, neck and back injuries at work

On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
June 4, 2018

Thousands of people are injured each year on the job in San Diego, California. Many of those injuries can easily be prevented, especially when it comes to repetitive injuries. If you go to work each day in a job that doesn’t have many dangers, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting injured but it can still happen. Here are some tips for preventing head, neck and back injuries on the job.

Back injuries occur when you do not lift items properly. You should always lift using your knees and never when bending at the waist. Be sure you don’t lift items that are too heavy. This can lead to you suffering a pulled or torn muscle in your back.

A great way to prevent head injuries at work is to always wear a hard hat if you work in a warehouse or on a construction site. If you don’t work in an area that requires the use of a hard hat, you need to be aware of your surroundings. Don’t get up too fast if you bend down to pick something up underneath your desk. Be wary of items that could fall from high shelves.

Preventing neck injuries at work is also important. You need to stand up and walk around at least 15 minutes every hour if you sit at a computer all day. Stretch your legs, arms and move your head around to avoid getting a stiff neck. If you need to stare into a microscope for your job, it’s best to take a break every 20 minutes or so to avoid neck pain.

Staying safe at work is important to your health. The more you focus on safety, the less likely it is that you will suffer an injury that will cause you to miss time on the job in San Diego.

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