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Can you prevent getting hurt at work with proper self-care?

Depending on the industry you work in, you are subject to unique risks tied to the job responsibilities you are assigned each day. If you work in an especially dangerous industry in California, chances are your employer has gone to extensive lengths to put parameters in place to protect you and your cohorts. However, you can also reduce your risk of getting injured simply by taking good care of yourself and making sure you are fully prepared for work each day. 

According to healthfinder.gov, workplace injuries include both physical injuries, as well as sicknesses from exposure to chemicals for example. To keep yourself better protected, here are some of the things you should be doing outside of work: 

  • Eat healthy foods that will provide you with strength and nutrients.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and take preventative measures to keep yourself in optimal health. 
  • Make sure you get enough sleep every night and take small breaks throughout the day to keep yourself alert.
  • Find healthy ways to manage and cope with the stress you feel in your job. 
  • Be active and make sure you keep your body in the condition it needs to be in to perform your job responsibilities safely and efficiently. 

You should always wear protective gear when it is required by your employer. Additionally, find out about which health resources are offered by your company and take full advantage of what is given. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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