This presentation will provide the attendees with information on the financial impact of workplace injuries. Included is a brief description of the spine and its role in posture, blood flow and discomfort and its effects on the body’s extremities. Specific information on the use of the joints and effects on the musculature is covered in detail.
This session will identify causes and preventative measures for common workplace ergonomic injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (strains/sprains). At the end of the session, the attendees will discuss as a group, possible ergonomic injuries and prevention using photos of employees in specific work-related postures.
We look forward to seeing you at this virtual event!
Correct body mechanics and proper poster is important in preventing injuries within your facility. Do you see these types of movements at your sites? If so, CIS onsite can help with employee ergonomic education and ergonomic analysis to prevent these types of movements.
Don’t start hibernating already! There is still a whole lot of winter to go and staying active is the key to good health. So, instead of giving in to your inner couch potato, here is your guide on how to stay active during the winter.
How to Stay Active During Winter
Remember These Winter Advantages:
Keep Safety in Mind
Staying dry and warm is key to working out during the cold months. With a little preparation, you can protect yourself against the snow and cold.
First, understand that cold temperatures and damp conditions steal your body’s heat and can leave you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite, despite feeling warm while you exercise. When you exercise, your skin becomes flushed because your body is causing heat to rise to the surface which can be dangerous in freezing weather. This combined with getting wet from snow or perspiration can magnify the effects of cold weather. That’s why wearing layers is so important because they help trap heat close to your body and insulate you against the weather.
Tip: When you layer, make sure you are wearing moisture-wicking fabrics and not cotton. This will allow you to stay dry while you work up a sweat.
If you don’t feel as warm and you’re staying dry during your workout, you should still continue to hydrate. Always be sure to bring water with you into your winter wonderland.
10 Tips For Staying Active in the Winter: