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5 Tips To Avoid Back Injuries At Work

by Katerina Grigorenko on October 27, 2022

Did you know that 80% of back injuries can be prevented? The good news is that it's not hard. All you have to do is follow these simple tips:

5 Tips To Avoid Back Injuries At Work

Use Personal Protective Equipment

If you’re going to be doing a job that requires you to handle dangerous equipment or materials, make sure you have the right personal protective equipment (PPE). If your job requires heavy lifting, make sure you have the appropriate back support and tool belt. If there is any chance of exposure to chemicals or toxic fumes, make sure you wear protective goggles and ffp3 mask.

If it’s possible for workers in your area of employment to use ppe gloves when working with tools or machinery, this would be an excellent safety tip. Not only will gloves protect your hands from getting injured, they can also prevent cuts if something sharp happens to slip out of place while using them.

Take Breaks Often

  • Stretch.

  • Get some air.

  • Drink water.

  • Use the bathroom (or not).

  • Eat lunch!

Exercise Regularly

Exercise is good for your back. As a matter of fact, it's one of the best things you can do for your health and wellness. And because most jobs involve sitting at a desk all day, it's important to make sure you include some form of exercise in your daily routine.

Exercise can help avoid injury, recover from injury and maintain a healthy weight so that you're less likely to suffer from back strain or other issues related to the spine. Plus, exercising regularly helps release stress and anxiety—both common sources of discomfort in the workplace—and improves mood by releasing endorphins.

Your back is important, so take care of it.

Take care of your back, because it's important. If you don't take care of your back, you're going to end up in a lot of pain. And that's not fun at all!

It's also important to know why taking care of your back is so important:

  • Your back is the center of everything that happens in life

  • Without your back, nothing would ever move (including your organs)

  • Your spine protects the nerves that control everything from feeling hot or cold to blinking or breathing

personal protective equipment (PPE)

So, if you’re looking to prevent back injuries, here are five tips to help you do so: use personal protective equipment (PPE), take breaks often, use proper chair and work position, exercise regularly—and that last one is important!