Putting your brain in gear before starting your work can save you a lot of pain and strain. Ask:
- Do you know what you are supposed to do?
- Do you have all of the tools where you need them?
- Are there any obstructions that you can clear to make the job easier?
- Put your ‘Ergo’ hat on and think – there must be a simpler way!
Simple solutions like raising your work off the floor, taking a few extra minutes to find a cart, a dolly, or a forklift can save you a few minutes or a sore back for weeks.
As always, our muscles only get stronger when they are used. Shift your gears and try a couple of ‘brain’ repetitions today!