Tips for staying safe at work

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To prevent getting injured at work, and avoid having to claim worker's compensation, follow these tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to stay safe at work.

-          Be alert while on the job

-          Make sure your equipment fits properly

-          Be careful when lifting heavy items

-          Take breaks to stay alert and to stretch your muscles

-          Eat well and exercise

-          Try to maintain a healthy weight

-          Try to manage your stress

-          Try to get enough sleep

-          If you have concerns at work make sure you talk to the appropriate resources at work