Dr Gary Loos Of North County Total Wellness Announces Top 5 Work Safety Tips
Released on: December 26, 2007, 9:46 am
Press Release Author: Dr. Gary Loos, D.C.
Press Release Summary: Did you know that a person is injured at work every 5 seconds? Dr. Gary Loos of North County Total Wellness has announced the top 5 ways for employees to be safe and to avoid injury while at work.
Press Release Body: Did you know that according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, every 5 seconds a worker is injured in the United States? In 1996, the National Safety Council estimated that on-the-job injuries cost Americans $121 billion on societal expenses. Some of these include lost wages, lost productivity, health care costs, and many other expenses.
Dr. Gary Loos, owner of North County Total Wellness, has treated hundreds of work related injuries at his chiropractic office in Carlsbad, CA. He feels that workplace injuries are far too common and many times can be avoided. \"Most workplace injuries that I treat are ones that are preventable. Often times they are the result of a momentary lapse of judgment or a lack of proper safety precautions,\" said Dr. Loos.
Dr. Loos wants to help educate workers and employers how to prevent workplace injuries. Here is a list of 5 tips to help you stay injury free while at work:
1. While working at your desk or computer, make sure that you sit with your knees at about a 90 to 130 degree angle. Sitting with more or less of an angle can cause strain on your back. 2. Always lift properly. Bend at the knees and use your hips when lifting. Try to keep your back straight and the weight balanced and close to your body. 3. Exercise frequently and eat healthy. Also remember to stretch so your body is not only strong, but flexible. 4. Take frequent stretch breaks. If you sit at your computer all day, make sure to stretch periodically. If you stand all day, taking the load off can also help prevent injury. 5. Get adequate sleep. Fatigue greatly increases the risk of injury.
While these are just guidelines for work safety, Dr. Loos urges his patients to take the common sense approach. Doing anything repetitively can lead to injury. \"I tell my patients to just try to stay alert and aware of their workplace surroundings. With a little bit of effort, we can greatly reduce the number of work related injuries in America,\" said Dr. Loos.
If you would like to learn more about work safety, please contact Dr. Gary Loos, D.C.. North County Total Wellness can be reached by calling 760-438-5111.
Web Site: http://www.NCTW.net
Contact Details: Dr. Gary Loos, D.C. North County Total Wellness 6965 El Camino Real, suite 102 Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-438-5111 http://www.NCTW.net