Office Safety Facts and other security issues are there to show what happens in your work.
There are many different types of injuries that can occur if your employer does not invest in security office.
Or if you work at home and you do not have (for example) the right chair.
You work here usually 8 hours or more.
Here goes you then the whole day in a static position when the furniture is not tailored to your body.
So invest in good furniture is not a luxury when you 8 hours or more work at home.
What kind of accidents can happen at your office?
You can fall over objects on the floor or standing.
You can overload by the same movement.
The quality of indoor air can affect your lungs
Poor lighting can affect your vision
You can get an electric shock
You can slip if there slippery floors and these are cleaned during office hours.
Open doors and drawers where you can run against are a
common injury in offices.
How can you best heavy lifting equipment?
Take a balanced stance.
Place your feet shoulder width
When lifting from the floor, crouching at the load.
Keep your back in its neutral or straight position.
Pull your chin so your head and neck in a straight line with your back remains.
Hold the object with your whole hand, instead of just with your fingers.
Keep the object close to you, keep your elbows close to your body.
Lift by straightening your legs.
Let your leg muscles, not your back muscles do the work.
Tighten your abdominal muscles to support your back.
Keep your spine in a neutral position while you lift.
Never twist while lifting.
When running with a load, you put your whole body, and then the feet.
Never carry a load that blocks your view.
Ask for footrests for stationary jobs.
Instead materials as much as possible at knee level instead of on the ground.
Make shelves shallower (12-18 "), so you do not have to reach for the object to be lifted.
Create smaller products so every product weighs less.
If you must carry a heavy object over some distance, consider closer to stand, try a hand truck or cart used to transport it.
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