Oklahoma workers and employers may want to exercise caution in the days following the daylight saving time change each year. Studies have shown that the annual springtime ritual, which took place on March 8 this year, could lead to an increase in work-related injuries.
Vibration injuries in the workplace can be aggravating to Oklahoma workers who may not know the extent to which the vibrations harm their bodies. When a worker is exposed to repeated heavy vibrations over long periods of time, it can result in physical injuries that could require medical attention.
All Oklahoma workers, from those employed in offices to those who work in factories, should know how to bend and lift properly when moving objects. Using the proper techniques can cut down on workplace injuries, the U.S. Occupational and Safety Health Administration says. Even something seemingly as easy as picking up a pen or screwdriver from the floor can cause the same injuries as picking up heavy objects, the agency notes.