Here's 9 tips to have a look at, they may be useful for helping stay safe at work!
1 Understand the risks associated with your work. Once you know the particular hazards of your job or workplace, you can take steps to reduce your risk of work related injury or illness.
2 Reduce workplace stress. Stress can lead to depression, sleeping difficulties and problems with concentration.
3 Take regular breaks. Staying fresh and alert will help you avoid injury or burnout. Schedule the most difficult tasks of each day when your concentration is best, such as first thing in the morning.
4 Avoid stooping or twisting. Use ergonomically designed furniture and equipment and rearrange your work area so that everything you need is within easy reach.
5 Use mechanical aids where possible. Instead of trying to lift or carry a heavy object, use a wheelbarrow, conveyor belt, crane or forklift.
6 Protect your back. If you need to pick up and carry heavy loads, keep the load close to the body and lift with your thigh muscles.
7 Wear protective equipment to suit the task. If worn correctly, gear such as ear plugs, earmuffs, hard hat, safety goggles, gloves or full-face mask can drastically reduce your risk of injury.
8 Stay sober. Alcohol and drugs are a contributing factor in around three percent of workplace fatalities.
9 Talk over any concerns. Your employer needs to be informed about hazards and risks. If you know of something unsafe you need to speak to your employer about it!
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