January – Proper Lifting
Stretching and Loosening Up Before Work
Research has shown that trunk flexibility and mobility are significantly lower in the morning than later in the day, increasing the number and severity of back strains at this time. A few minutes of stretching can warm up cold stiff muscles and tendons and help you avoid an injury. All professional athletes know this –“industrial athletes” should, too!
No one intends to injure his or her back, but every year thousands of workers suffer back related injuries. Taking precautionary measures is your best defense.