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Tips for Patagonia Workplace Safety

By Breyer Law Offices on December 1, 2014

You go to work every day and deal with the daily grind, but you never think you’re going to suffer more than a migraine or a sense of malaise. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of people suffer injuries in the workplace each year, and if you don’t practice Patagonia workplace safety tactics, you’re bound to be counted in those statistics at some point or another. Fortunately, you don’t have to be injured in a workplace accident, and the large majority of these incidents are completely avoidable. If you’re looking to stay healthy, happy and on your feet in the workplace for a long time to come, you’ll need to know these tips on keeping yourself safe and playing it safe on the job every day.

  • Get good rest. When you go to work tired, you’re more likely to find yourself in physically compromising situations. These situations can lead to back injuries, and other serious problems that could put you out of work.
  • Try not to go to work sick. If you are ill, you should stay home from work and rest so that you can get to feeling well again. The problem with working while ill is that medications and poor sleep quality can cause your judgment to slip.
  • Use assistive equipment, and don’t be afraid to ask for it when you need it. Depending on where you work, you likely have access to assistive equipment. This could mean forklifts and other equipment for lifting heavy objects. In some office settings, this means ergonomic desk equipment to keep you, your arms and your back safe at all times.
  • Learn safe lifting and working techniques. Get help from a human resources professional or look on the internet for information on proper lifting and even sitting techniques. You can also get help learning how to type ergonomically. These techniques can help you avoid injuries. You may find that it slows down your work by a small margin, but it’s worth it because it will increase your safety by a wide margin.

Remember, safety in the workplace will keep you happy and healthy for years to come. Make it your number one priority!

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