09 Apr Spring Cleaning Injuries and How to Prevent Them
Most people love springtime. We love the warmth, the flowers, and some even love the cleaning. Yet, what most people don’t realize is that spring cleaning can result in severe injuries. Now, don’t use that as an excuse to skip out on spring cleaning. We have the tips you need to stay safe and avoid the most common injuries.
Sprains: From lifting heavy storage containers to moving large appliances and furniture, sprains are the most common cleaning injury. It is important to know your limits and to get help when you need it. Use wheeled aids, like dollies, to move heavy pieces. Be sure to stretch, and avoid repetitive movements.
Falls: Being aware of your surrounds and potential hazards is the best way to prevent falls. Clean up spills, put away cords, rugs and other precarious items, and use a stable ladder when cleaning above your normal reach.
Cuts: We have all been here. You are washing dishes, the glass slips, and whoops! You’ve sliced your finger open. Wearing gloves when washing dishes can prevent accidental cuts. If a cut happens, stay calm. Use a first aid kit, and apply pressure to the wound. If it is deep or you have trouble controlling the bleeding, go to the emergency room for aid.
Spring cleaning is a necessity. We just have to be sure to protect ourselves from injuries during the process. Another great tip is to take frequent breaks from the labor. After your break, you will feel renewed and refreshed, ready to being the next project. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Cory Lee at 662-282-4949.