Workplace health is more important than ever before.
We now take rigorous measures to ensure that every employee is healthy and safe from potential hazards.
However, one of the most harmful hazards is rarely, if ever addressed in safety training. That hazard is poor posture. Trivial as it seems, poor posture can lead to long-term health ramifications if not addressed.
While growing up, many of us were told to “stand up straight!” and “watch your posture!” But what does proper posture really mean and what does it look like?
There are a few guidelines that you can consider. Keep reading to find out more!
Improper posture is a serious problem that can have long-term implications for your health.
This is especially true for those workers who spend most of their day in a chair working on a computer. The common tendency is to hunch over the keyboard while typing to get a close view of your monitor.
However, this is very rough on the spine and back muscles. Many workers do not realize they have poor posture until back problems emerge.
Poor posture can also be a problem if the worker spends a large part of their day lifting and carrying heavy loads.
Let’s take a look at proper posture for sitting and for lifting.
Proper posture while sitting is one of the best things you can do to ensure improved back health. Sitting with a hunched back can cause muscle spasms, back pain, and even permanent hunches after many years.
Here are a few tips for better back health.
Many office workers spend upwards of seven hours a day sitting at their desks. This does not include the time spent sitting in cars or relaxing at home. Follow these tips for better sitting posture.
Lifting heavy objects can also cause back pain and other issues.
Use these tips to help you have proper posture while lifting heavy loads.
Lifting heavy loads can put a great deal of strain on your back. Proper lifting form can prevent musculature and spine issues.
Better workplace health is essential to attracting and retaining employees.
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