The musculoskeletal injuries incurred on the job are likely preventable in many cases. But it is up to both the employer and employee to ensure proper training and work techniques are utilized on the job all the time to keep up with the health and safety of all workers.
Musculoskeletal injuries are those often incurred by improper lifting techniques, work movements, repetitive motions, and even slips and falls. Injuring muscles in the neck, back, wrist, shoulders, and ankles are common on the job injuries that lead to workers compensation claims. While these injuries may be due to legitimate accidents, many are still due to the lack of proper training on the part of management or the lack of attention to safety on the part of workers.
If you pull your back muscles out because you failed to lift with your knees you either weren't paying attention to your job training or you were not provided with proper training. Unfortunately, many musculoskeletal injuries are preventable but at the same time, many of these injuries are extremely painful and can put you out of work for the foreseeable future.
The best thing you can do for yourself is pay attention to safety trainings and make sure you are performing job tasks as safely as you can. Too often people get comfortable on the job and fail to follow safety guidelines which can be as obvious as the right way to pick up a box. Employees can be quick to dismiss training seminars and sessions because they feel they know what they are doing and couldn't possibly learn any more.
But it is this regular attention to health and safety that may prevent you from being out of work due to a broken arm, painful slipped disc, or carpel tunnel syndrome side effects. By working to prevent injuries, especially those affecting the musculoskeletal system, it can save you both time and loss of income in your work life.
Physical fitness is also something that can help keep you healthy on the job if you perform manual labor. Regular exercise and good sleeping habits can make a world of difference on the job to preventing musculoskeletal workers compensation injuries.
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