Standing and stooping put considerable pressure on the knees. For people who do a lot of this at work, having proper knee safety is crucial. Knee injuries can have a negative impact on a person’s ability to live life in the way they’re accustomed.
Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to keep the knees safe. One of the most important factors in knee safety is workers having the ability to move around often. This helps to move synovial fluid through the knees, which can help to keep them healthy.
Tips for knee safety
Workers should be encouraged to stretch and to avoid lifting heavy objects with their knees. Instead, they need to use mechanical lifting devices or team lifts to help protect the knees. Anyone who works for long hours on their knees should have protective pads.
Knee injuries sometimes seem like irksome knee pain. It might even seem to get better at night, but it gets progressively worse. Cumulative trauma knee injuries can lead to significant life changes, especially if they aren’t caught right away. These injuries can eventually become debilitating because the damage to the knee ended up more severe than it would have been with prompt treatment.
Anyone who’s suffered a knee injury should ensure they get the medical care they need. The costs of that are covered under workers’ compensation. There are also other expenses that might be covered, but you may have to fight for them. Working with a person who can help you to learn about the benefits you’re due and appeal if necessary may be beneficial.