However all joking aside we are just as likely to get injured at work as we are at home or anywhere else for that matter, so it’s important that we’re taking precautions and that we’re able to make sure that our work and our health and safety are not jeopardized through things that could be avoided.
That is why many workplaces have certain rules and regulations that they have to follow in order to ensure that the employees that they hire are going to be safe whilst working for them. There are also plenty of places that you can go to to find out what to do when you get a workplace injury, however ideally this is something that we would like to avoid at all costs.
So in this post we are going to share with you how to ensure you stay safe and healthy at work.
Taking breaks throughout the day when you’re working is not something that you have to do just because you want to go out and have a cigarette or you want to go eat lunch or hang out with your colleagues, taking breaks is something that is written into most workplace guidelines on health and safety because it’s something that’s actually essential for your health and safety.
For example, when you’re working all day in front of a computer, your eyes are going to become strained and this can cause things like headaches, vision problems and other illnesses which can caus you to take time off of work.
It’s also the case that if you’ve been working for hours on the same thing that after a certain time you’re not going to be as focused and productive as you were at the beginning of the day so taking breaks allows your brain to rest and rejuvenate itself so that you can come back and be focused to get your work done.
Adjust your desk:
If you work in an office where you’re sitting at a desk all day then the posture in which you’re using to sit at your desk is very important since when you’re sitting in the same position for hours on end every day of the week, your posture can be seriously affected and this can manifest itself in different ways through back problems, headaches and other things that could even cause you to take time off of work, so making sure that your desk is adjusted to the ideal height for you so that you can use your computer and sit at your desk without straining yourself is something that should be done.
Follow the rules:
When it comes to workplace health and safety, most employers are going to have guidelines and rules in place, and the reason that they’re there is to protect you and ensure that you are safe, but also to cover themselves in the event of any legal cases that need to be dealt with, so it’s important for you to make sure that you are following the rules that your employer has set out so that you can take care of yourself and make sure that you don’t have any issues with your employer.