Back Injury Prevention

Your spine is a group of bones in a line in the center of your back shaped in a "S" curve. There are discs between the bones of the spine that create a space for nerves branching out from the spinal cord to other areas of the body. These discs are made of jelly-like substance … Continue reading Back Injury Prevention

Pushing & Pulling

Recognize the risks related to pushing and pulling and understand how to minimize your risk of injury. Work in the Power Zone with your arms slightly bent, hands in front of your body. Move your feet to improve body position and minimize end-range motion. Know your limits. Seek assistance or use of available tools or … Continue reading Pushing & Pulling

Keys to Preventing Dehydration & Heat Related Illness

According to WebMD, prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. As your body works to cool itself under extreme or prolonged heat, blood rushes to the surface of your skin. As a result, less blood reaches your brain, muscles, and other organs. This … Continue reading Keys to Preventing Dehydration & Heat Related Illness