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Avoiding Work Injuries After the Holiday

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on December 28, 2012

Every Monday morning you trudge into work, not ready to get back to the grind after your short, two-day weekend. After all, all workers know that two days off doesn’t help you rest up and relax. Those days only help you become even more exhausted by taking care of all the things you couldn’t do during the week. After a long holiday weekend, the crisis is the same, or possibly worse for many workers.

Traveling around during the holiday weekend, trying to get the house clean, keeping up on the chores and getting ready to go back to work can take an extra toll on workers and make it difficult to stay safe once you’re back on the job. The worst part is, that the malaise can last for days, if not weeks, putting you at significant risk for injuries. Here are some of the easiest ways you can get ready to go back to work after a long holiday off and keep yourself and your coworkers out of harm’s way.

  • Get plenty of rest the night before you go back to work. The worst thing that we do whenever we have time off work is forget to keep our sleep schedules intact. We go to bed even later, sleep in a lot, or don’t bother to sleep much at all. And that makes it hard to get a good night’s sleep before going back to work. But a lack of sleep can result in injuries caused by lack of focus.
  • Eat a good breakfast before you go to work. After a holiday it’s hard to get back on track with your eating schedule. But being hungry and eating candy and other sugary leftovers can cause you to become distracted. That can make it difficult to do your job safely. Distraction is one of the most common issues that leads to on the job injuries.
  • Get back in work mode and stay there. After a holiday, it’s easy to get distracted by thinking back on the memories of the holiday and the long weekend, and telling stories to your coworkers. Tell stories on your breaks and focus on your job while you’re working. This will help you to avoid serious injury.

If you need help or have questions after a serious work accident, don’t hesitate to call the award winning Phoenix workplace accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices today. The Husband & Wife Law Team is on your side.

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