You wouldn’t overload your car like the owner in this picture just to speed up your home renovation – so why would you do this to your back or shoulder on the job?
Consider your own personal physical limits when planning your work each day.
- Plan and make sure you have the right tools for the job – where and when you need them.
- Ask for help when needed.
- Plan your work and recognize when the primary risk factors (high force, awkward postures, static postures or repetition) may occur. Then, talk to your workmates and find a better way.
- If you think that something isn’t feeling right – tell someone. You’re probably not the only one.