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How to Avoid Ergonomic Health Hazards?

Written by
Dr. Shakti Mishra
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on May 18, 2017 and last reviewed on Oct 01, 2019   -  3 min read

Abstract

This article highlights the most significant health challenges faced by the employees at work, ways to avoid them, and first aid emergency services.

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How to Avoid Ergonomic Health Hazards?

People across the globe have different work ethics and different work environment. All of us are supposed to work in the given atmosphere. Some work in industries, hotels, companies, manufacturing sites, coal mines, etc. People face a lot of difficulties in work, which may be company's financial growth, workload, divide and rule policy, etc., but out of so many problems what matters most is the health issue that remains unanswered. We never think about this health aspect because we are more focused on the completion of work and the employee efficiency. But how many of us have actually related this work efficiency with the rising health problems?

Nearly 40 to 45% of people working in a bad work environment have realized the fact that the work efficiency is reduced because of deterioration of health. Hence, the health issues have become the biggest unsolved question in today’s work field. Because of the inefficiency of the employees, the company's growth has reduced to 20 % marginally over the last 2 to 3 years. Therefore, it becomes very important to identify what are the requirements and what precautions should be taken to avoid any accidents that lead to health issues.

First Aid Requirement at Work

  1. A guidance control team consisting of a physician, an orthopedic, a neurologist, counselor, and a rehabilitation team comprising of a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist.
  2. Twenty individually wrapped sterile adhesive dressings appropriate for the work environment.
  3. Normal sterile water or saline water (0.9 %) should be kept to wash eyes if irritable.
  4. Band-aids.
  5. Antiseptic creams, lotions, and liquid.
  6. Ergonomic chairs and tables.
  7. Knee caps, ankle straps, and shoulder slings should be present in the emergency room.
  8. Stretcher bed should be provided if any immediate accidents occur.
  9. Therapeutic balls of different size should be there for relaxation, which can be taught to the employees during intervals.
  10. Kinesio tapes and crape bandages work wonders for any strain, sprain or muscular injury of any body part.
  11. Gloves, masks, and eyeglasses should be present in the coal mines, industrial and manufacturing companies, where the workers work in a very risky environment. The big machines cause hazardous conditions.

How to Prevent Accidental Health Hazards?

The following tips should be followed for improving and maintaining a good working environment:

These are some of the requirements that should be taken care of to avoid some dreadful onsite health hazards.

For more information consult a preventive medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/preventive-medicine-physician

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Last reviewed at:
01 Oct 2019  -  3 min read

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