Wednesday, October 28, 2009

through my window

Don’t want much, I just want everything
Thought that I could, do almost anything
One step in front of the other
Thought that I could do it alone

In the blink of an eye, it’s just another day
Telling me why, I’ll find another way
Got this feeling, got me reeling
I can almost start believing

Now there’s me and you
And we are not alone
You and me
We are together now
Through my window, I can see there’s
More than you and more than me
Me and you
And we are not alone
Different view
We are together now
Through my window, I can see
Our wildest dreams could be so real

I see a spark, it starts a fire
Is this the one worth waiting for?
Thought that I could do it without you
Can’t exist like this anymore

Now there’s me and you
And we are not alone
You and me
We are together now
Through my window, I can see there’s
More than you and more than me
Now there’s me and you, you and me
We are not alone and we are together
Through my window I can see
Our wildest dreams could be so real

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

selamat datang

stop back pain injuries

Back strains and injuries can happen anywhere, but a great many happen at work. Back strain represents one of the largest segments of employee injuries. Only the common cold accounts for more lost workdays.

As you may have learned from personal experience, back injuries can be extremely painful and long lasting. They can keep you in bed for extended periods of time, and occasionally, they may even require surgery. For some people, back pain never really goes away.

The National Safety Council says that overexertion is the cause of about 31 percent of all disabling work injuries. Injuries to the back occur more frequently than do injuries to any other part of the body, so it's very important that employees understand just what types of acts are likely to strain their backs and how to perform tasks in ways that reduce the risk.

Why So Many Injuries?
To understand why there are so many back injuries, it's useful to understand what's in your back to be injured.
Basically, the back holds up your entire body. The spinal column, which runs down your back, is an S-shaped stack of bones called vertebrae. These vertebrae are connected by ligaments and separated by soft disks that cushion and protect the bones. At the center of the spinal column is the spinal cord, and from there, nerves run out to other parts of the body.
The back does its job with the help of muscles attached to the vertebrae. These muscles work with the stomach muscles to keep the spinal column in place and keep the back strong.
When you experience back strain or pain, it's usually related to the muscles or ligaments. The pain results from overusing or stretching those muscles or moving them in ways they're not meant to move.
You can injure your back with just one wrong move--the kind of thing that can happen bending over or twisting--or by a buildup of stress on weak muscles.
Protect Employees' Backs
The best way for employees to protect their backs against the many back hazards on the job, and off, is to develop habits that reduce the strain on the back. For example:
Slow down. Back injuries that result from slips, trips, and falls can often be prevented by walking instead of running from place to place. It's also helpful to wear shoes with nonslip soles and, of course, to look where you're going.
Stretch first. Your back muscles, and the stomach muscles that help them, benefit from stretching before heavy use. It's a good idea to stretch gently before lifting or other back activity. Gentle stretches at the beginning of the day, and periodically during the day, also help keep your back muscles flexible.
Rest your back. When you sleep, your back gets a rest from carrying your body around. To give your back the best rest, sleep on a firm mattress. The best sleep positions for your back are on your side with your knees bent or on your back with your knees elevated.
Avoid unnecessary lifting. Whenever possible, use material-handling equipment--hoists, hand trucks, dollies--rather than your body to lift. And when you transport material on a hand truck, push, don't pull, it.
Break down large loads into small, manageable pieces.
Get help from a co-worker when lifting heavy or awkward loads.
Employees should also look for ways to limit the number of times they have to lift. If they plan jobs so that materials and tools have to be moved and placed only once, it means less strain on their backs. And also train them to keep materials on shelves, pallets, or tables at waist height when possible. Lifting from and to that height is less of a strain than a higher or lower placement.
Back Protection exercises
Strong, flexible, well-conditioned backs are healthy, safe backs. Help your workers prevent back injuries by teaching them these tips and some quick and easy back exercises.
One way to help prevent back injuries is to improve the condition of your back. Here are some tips that you can pass along to your workers to help them keep their backs in shape:
Physical conditioning of your back means not only improving your back muscles but also related muscles, such as the ones in your stomach and thighs. Regular exercise should help keep your back strong, maintain your flexibility, and prevent strains and sprains.
Staying flexible and limber is also important. Your exercise program should emphasize flexibility so that you can bend, turn, and twist your back without injury.
Try to lose excess weight that contributes to poor posture and puts a strain on your back muscles. Your exercise program should also help you lose weight--another way that exercise helps keep your back healthy.
Finally, consult your physician before starting an exercise or weight loss program.
Here are some of the exercises your workers can do to prevent back injuries.
These exercises are intended to improve conditioning and flexibility while helping workers lose or maintain their weight. But remember to have them consult with a doctor before starting an exercise program.
A program of walking for 30 minutes a day will help strengthen muscles and prevent weight gain.
A daily program of stretching exercises will help improve your flexibility and keep your back in good condition. Stretching exercises might include bending backwards or sideways, rotating your hips, or twisting gently from side to side.
Sit-ups help strengthen your stomach muscles, which in turn help support your back.
Leg lifts help strengthen the muscles in your hips and buttocks. These can be done when you're standing or when lying on the floor.
Another good exercise is squats. These strengthen your back, stomach, and leg muscles, and also help you practice good lifting techniques.