Video Preview: Maritime Back and Soft Tissue Injury Prevention for Crewmembers
To prevent back and soft tissue injuries, you need to take care of your body, by proactively managing its nutrition and use.
Medical research continues to show that poor lifestyle habits can lead to a variety of problems including early deterioration of bone, muscle, ligaments, and spinal discs, along with conditions like stress, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
In addition to poor lifestyle habits, the effects of using poor body mechanics and working in prolonged awkward postures can create unnecessary stress on your muscles, bones, discs, and joints.
This dynamic back and soft tissue injury prevention program was designed to introduce you to the basic ergonomic concepts needed to help you perform your job using a safe and practical approach. Length: 23 minutes
- Utilizing safe lifting procedures
- Keeping fit through exercise and stretching
- Practicing good health and nutrition