Many employers implement ergonomic procedures in the workplace in order to reduce the number of accidents at work. Ergonomic procedures help to reduce instances of repetitive strain injury, back pain and loss of concentration. It is also important to implement ergonomic procedures in your home in order to prevent these kinds of injuries.
When you are sitting, you place enormous strain on your back; some experts believe that the strain may even be greater than your body weight. Having a back rest on your sofa helps as it relieves some of the strain placed on your back. It is important for your sofa not to be too low, causing your knees to bend less than 90 degrees. This can be particularly painful for elderly people who suffer from hip problems.
Ergonomic kitchen and dining area
Working in the kitchen can place a lot of strain on your back. As adults vary in height, it is difficult to have an ergonomic kitchen worktop or dining table that is ergonomically designed for all. However, you should consider purchasing a number of ergonomic utensils such as knives, which can help to reduce the chances of developing a repetitive strain injury from repeatedly chopping vegetables.
Ergonomic gardening tools
Just as it’s important to implement ergonomic procedures in your home, it is also important to implement such procedures outside your home when working in the garden. Invest in some ergonomic gardening tools such as shears and a rake. This will help to relieve the stress that is placed on your arms, hands and shoulders when gardening.
Claiming compensation for a repetitive strain injury
If you’ve suffered a repetitive strain injury at work within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for work accident compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information on how you could make a 100% no-win-no-fee* claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including workplace health & safety claims. Our highly trained, friendly and professional advisors will help talk you through the claim process. You won’t be under any obligation to proceed with any claims that may be discussed. Call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice