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How to protect against repetitive injuries in the workplace

Some of the most common injuries workers suffer on the job are those of repetitive injuries. They are just what you think they are: injuries caused by repetitive motion of a body part. These most likely occur in the worker's arms or legs since these body parts are used the most in workplaces that use physical labor in Stanislaus, California. Here are some tips for preventing these types of injuries.

One of the most important things you can do in an effort to prevent repetitive injuries on the job is to practice the safety procedures your company has in place. These could include asking coworkers for help when lifting heavy items, using a dolly to lift heavy items and even wearing braces on your arms or legs when lifting heavy items.

Another step you can take to prevent repetitive injuries at work is to make mental note of how often you use your arms. For example, do you dig often on a construction site or use your arms to lift objects above your head? If so, try to limit the amount of times you do this throughout the day at work so you do not get hurt.

You can also take breaks every hour on the job. This is especially important if you type at a computer all day while on the job. Stop typing for 15 minutes every hour or so to help your wrists and hands recover from sitting in front of the computer.

It can be easier said than done to prevent a repetitive injury on the job. That's why you should always know your rights and how to file a workers' compensation claim in California should you suffer an injury at work.

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