We spend about a third of our time at work, so this makes staying safe at work a vital part of living a healthy and pain-free life. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, there are going to be occupational hazards that can lead to injury or worse. Whether from absent-mindedness, repetitive movement, or outright danger, injuries can occur in many ways, with varying degrees of severity. In order to help you outline possible dangers at your job, prevent them from becoming real dangers, and getting you relief from pain in the case of injury, we’ve developed a framework that can be applied across industries, to increase workplace safety across the country.
The most effective way to ensure a strong workplace safety culture is to be aware of as many of the things that can go wrong as possible. Once you’re aware of a potential danger, you’re able to adjust your behavior accordingly, and alert others to the potential dangers as well. Communication is another key principle in spreading awareness of workplace hazards, because it ensures that all experiences, especially ‘close calls,’ are made clear to everyone in the organization, so that anything potentially dangerous only has to be experienced once for it to be recognized.
Once you’re aware of a potential danger, the next step is to put protection methods in place to mitigate the potential damages. Whether the danger is something immediate like forklift accidents, or a sneaky, long term threat like carpal tunnel syndrome, both formal and informal behavioral adjustments can prevent potential dangers from becoming actual ones. This step is especially important if you’re a team leader, responsible for the workplace safety of others. Additionally, strong workplace injury prevention measures are a great way to also prevent your business from getting sued!
If you do get injured at work, or begin to suffer from chronic pain do to the requirements of your job, the most important thing is to get relief from this pain. Sore muscles, back, and neck pain are nearly universal for workers, from exertion or stress, for blue or white collar workers, and chiropractic care is an excellent way to provide pain relief in these cases. Working with an experienced Seattle chiropractic care provider like Petett Chiropractic can help realign your body to give you the pain relief you need.
Regardless of what kind of workplace safety routine you practice, and no matter what kind of pain relief you’re looking for, Petett Chiropractic will help you get back in order. Contact us today to make an appointment with our caring, experienced team!