We frequently write about the hazards that workers in high-risk industries face on a daily basis. Workers who report daily to work in industries like construction, logging, commercial fishing and commercial trucking understand that they face a higher than average risk of dying on the job and of suffering potentially debilitating injuries as a result of their work. However, workers in high-risk industries are not the only workers who should be concerned about sustaining injuries on the job.
Office workers face a myriad of work-related injury risks, including repetitive stress injuries from typing and neck stiffness from being bent over a keyboard for hours and hours every day. In addition, office workers risk potentially debilitating back injuries and back pain from their sedentary approach to work. Even if individuals are otherwise active, spending many hours each day at a desk can lead to serious back issues.