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WORKSTATION ERGONOMICS

Its is not always the easiest thing to do, but paying attention to how you use your workstation can really help with aches and pains in the long run. The following are Dr. Nick's most basics steps to take to notice posture change in the body; including, at home work areas.

  • Shoulder relaxed and elbows bent to 90 degrees

    • elbows can be resting on chair rest but make sure shoulders are not shrugged up​

  • Monitor should then be set at eye level

  • Adjust seat height if needed to achieve the first bullet point above

  • Don't let your fee dangle

  • Take breaks, get up and move around

Click on the picture above for a detailed presentation on Ergonomics

Click on the "Work from home" button to see some information on home workstations

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PROPER LIFTING TECHNIQUES

Overexertion is the nation’s leading event causing injury in the workplace:

  • 1/3 of all workplace injuries

  • The back makes up around 20% of the total cases

In the newsletter we outlined some lifting guidelines to follow.  Here are some more easy tips to avoid injury:​

  • Warm up

  • Stretch

  • Know your route and remove any obstacles

  • Use lifts or seek help when necessary

 

Click the picture for a short wellness presentation on Proper lifting.

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