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Can you do things at work to stay safer and reduce your risks?

Worker's compensation is an incredibly valuable benefit for you to have. When you are looking for employment, it is in your best interest to find an employer who provides worker's compensation in the event you are involved in a work-related accident. It is especially important if you work in an industry that subjects you to prevalent risks. However, when you take the time learn about how to stay safer in your job, you can reduce your risks and be more confident in your ability to safely perform your job responsibilities. 

According to SafeWise, something that you may not have considered before is that working in an office environment can also disrupt your health and well-being, especially if you do not take measures to ensure that you are maintaining your natural posture. Here are some of the things you can do to stay safe behind the desk:

  • Be familiar with the emergency escape route of the building you work in. 
  • Implement deep breathing and meditation into your routine. You can even practice between phone calls or meetings. 
  • Invest in an ergonomic chair that allows you to maintain a natural posture and supports your neck and back.
  • Do not be afraid to notify your employer if you are uncomfortable or your workstation is not functional. 
  • Know what your rights are so you are aware if your employer is ever taking advantage of your work ethic. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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