Workplace Safety – Avoiding Falls
The key to a happy and productive workplace is a safe workplace. There are a multitude of potential risks in any office, factory or other workplace. We’re focusing this month on injuries in the workplace. Surprisingly, experts agree that the leading cause of injury in the workplace is falls. And, the major cause of falls is improper lifting techniques. Safety expert Jennifer Chait offers these tips: “ Plan the lift. Wear proper skid free shoes. Bend your knees, tighten your stomach, and keep your back straight. Get a good grip on the item you are lifting. Lift smoothly, no twisting your body.” Simple steps for a safer work environment.