Watch your back: The right way to lift objects

From boxes of paper near the printer to large packages in the mailroom, office settings contain a number of objects – some quite heavy – that require manual lifting. Are you following safe lifting practices?   It’s important to know how to lift the right way. According to the 2017 edition of Injury Facts, a National[…]

Watch your back: The right way to lift objects

From boxes of paper near the printer to large packages in the mailroom, office settings contain a number of objects – some quite heavy – that require manual lifting. Are you following safe lifting practices?   It’s important to know how to lift the right way. According to the 2017 edition of Injury Facts, a National[…]

Working from home? Keep ergonomics in mind.

With shelter-in-place orders in effect throughout much of the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people are working remotely. This presents unique challenges and safety concerns.   Keep ergonomics in mind Whether you’re working in a dedicated home office or at your kitchen table, good ergonomics is necessary to maintain good overall[…]

Posture Training Exercises to Reduce Pain and Sagging

Posture — a word that inspires action with its mere utterance. Did you know that correcting posture requires skill?   Most people think that good posture is simply a matter of sitting up straight and pulling their shoulders back when they remember to do so. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.   Posture-related back pain is often[…]

Prevent Overexertion | National Safety Month

Many workplace injuries are a result of overexertion caused by lifting, pulling, or pushing objects. Overexertion is spraining a ligament or straining a tendon or a muscle and occurs when the amount of work attempted exceeds the limits of the body parts doing the work.   People with a preexisting condition, limited mobility, or aging[…]