While you may not associate work with danger, a worker gets injured on the job every seven seconds. Fortunately, most common workplace injuries are preventable. Here are the three most common workplace injuries and how you can avoid them.
Overexerting the body makes up more than a third of all work-related injuries. Excessive lifting, sitting for prolonged periods, and extreme temperatures can cause overexertion. To avoid an injury, consider the following tips:
- Take breaks to move your body every 20 to 30 minutes.
- Use a footrest and adjust the height of computer to promote better posture when working at a desk.
- Limit repetitive motions.
- Lift from the legs when moving heavy objects.