You may have experienced some body pain if you work in a casino, no matter what task you are required to complete. This may be the result of improper lifting techniques or simply fatigue from long hours of physical labor. No matter the cause, it is important to take a moment to evaluate your physical state and consider your health before, during, and after completing an assigned task. Neglecting your body can lead to serious problems now and in the future.
It is important for all employees to be familiar with the term “ergonomics”. Ergonomics is the study of your physical abilities and limitations to observe how you can best perform work tasks using various tools, equipment, and materials in your job environment. Every job you will ever do has ergonomic hazards.
Always remain aware of the risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal disorders, which include:
There are several techniques you can utilize to keep yourself from experiencing ergonomic issues.
Your company should have an ergonomic program designed to identify, analyze, and control workplace risk factors. If there isn’t one yet, you and your employer should work together to create an effective program. These plans should apply to floor staff, dealers and office workers.