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Improving Warehouse Safety:
Protecting Your Back Day After Day
Working in a warehouse is tough on your body.
But back pain doesn’t have to be part of the job.
Learn how to watch your back, because
injuries can be permanently debilitating.
5 Tips to Protect Your Back
as a Warehouse Worker
1. Practice Proper Lifting Techniques
At first, some of these practices
might not feel natural, but keep at it.
These good habits will become second nature in time.
For example, keep weight close to
your center of gravity while lifting.
2. Make a Habit of Stretching
You don’t have to do yoga — although it can be helpful.
Just stretch as much as possible throughout the day.
Stretching loosens muscles and boosts flexibility, so
you’re better equipped to handle physical activity.
3. Invest in Quality Footwear
Warehouse jobs often involve standing
all day, placing a lot of strain on the body.
The shoes you wear can directly impact
how you feel at the end of your shift.
Buy a cushioned, supportive footwear
to alleviate pressure that causes back pain.
4. Know Your Limits
Don’t allow your ego to get in the way of doing your job safely.
If you know a load in is too heavy to lift on your own, ask for help.
Otherwise, you can do irreversible damage to your back.
You could even injure bystanders in your area.
5. Don’t Ignore Pain
Pain is a cry for help from your body.
If your back hurts even a little bit,
this is a sign you need to make a change.
Sharpen your lifting technique, improve
your posture or find a less physical position.
If pain persists for any period of time, visit your doctor.
Ignoring the issue will likely make it worse.
Looking for a Warehouse Job
in the Lehigh Valley?
HTSS, Inc. will always have your back.
Contact us today to start your search!

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Improving Warehouse Safety: Protecting Your Back Day After Day