MSI Pillar 3: Posture – Rate Yourself

Bent_over_grinding__industrial_pillar_3__mediumGood posture is a good habit that contributes to the well-being of the individual…Conversely, bad posture is a bad habit.” “The ideal alignment of the body may not be attainable in every respect, but it is the standard toward which efforts to attain it are directed” – Kendall, McCreary and Provance, 1993.

  • The third pillar, and one of the most important pillars, is posture.
  • The greatest thing about posture is that we have the ability to control our posture and our postural habits.
  • Do you use good or bad posture?
  • Do you focus as much on your posture at work as you do when you golf or play other sports?
  • Do you try to maintain a good low back curve in most working situations?
  • Do you avoid twisting by keeping your hips and chest facing the same direction when turning?
  • Do you take the time to set up your work to allow you to work in good posture?
  • When you must work low to the ground, do you wear a kneepad(s) to kneel on one knee for a stable, more neutral working position?
  • Do you bend properly from your hips? Or do you collapse your low back into a slouch (see picture above).
  • When you look back on the past few months or year, how do you rate yourself? Do you choose to do better?