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Back safety, childcare

Back injuries are common in many industries including childcare. In a daycare setting when injuries occur, it disturbs the everyday routine for the caretaker, the staff and the children.

You can avoid back injuries by following a few simple tips:
– If sitting for prolonged periods is necessary, lean against a wall for back support
– Move around and change positions often; refrain from sitting or standing for extended periods of time
– Store items where you can easily reach them
– When bending over, squat down bending your knees. Do not bend at your waist
– Get a firm grasp of items before lifting
– When lifting objects, do not twist; turn your feet in the direction you are walking
– Slow down, do not hurry to accomplish your task
– Ask for help if an object is too heavy or bulky to lift alone
– As much as possible, use material handling aids such as carts or dollies to move items
– Do not allow children to help you move materials
– Have children pick up toys and store them away after use
– Always use carts to transport food trays
– Maintain your health by eating right, exercising, and getting enough rest

Disclaimer:

This article is provided solely as a reference tool to be used for information purposes only. The information in this article shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice. The information material does not amend the provisions of any insurance policy issued by CompSource Mutual. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions, and any applicable law.

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