• Always stretch to warm up your muscles and joints.
• Check the weight of the object you are moving. If the object is bulky or heavy, ask a teammate to help.
• Use your legs, not your back, when lifting.
• Take advantage of moving equipment such as carts and dollies.
• Maintain a healthy weight to avoid added stress on your lower back.
• Exercise regularly to keep joints, muscles, and ligaments strong.
• Stay hydrated.
• Pay attention to your body. Constant, severe back pain can indicate a serious spinal problem.
• Sleep on your side rather than your stomach to reduce spinal pressure.
Create an Ergonomic Workspace
• Use a sit/stand desk to reduce neck and back pain as sitting too long puts pressure on your spine.
• Maintain good posture while working.
• Organize your workspace efficiently to minimize movements that require repetitive straining and twisting motions.