ESL Podcast 660 – Work-Related Injuries
Darrelle: I just went to a seminar about work-related injuries. I really have to rethink my workspace.
Kim: Work-related injuries? It’s not like we’re doing heavy lifting every day. We sit at our desks all day.
Darrelle: That’s the problem. Look at how you’re slouching over your keyboard. Poor posture can cause a lot of problems over time. Aren’t you always complaining about back pain?
Kim: Yeah, but…
Darrelle: And look at how you squint at your computer monitor all day. Aren’t you always complaining about headaches? You’re probably suffering from eye strain.
Kim: It’s true that I sometimes have headaches.
Darrelle: It’s no wonder. Look at what we do all day, repetitive motion after repetitive motion. Aren’t you suffering from elbow pain right now?
Kim: I was this morning…
Darrelle: See what I mean? We need better ergonomics in this office.
Kim: Okay, where do we start?
Darrelle: I think we need to sign up for a seminar on how to prevent work-related injuries.
Kim: What do you have in mind?
Darrelle: How about this four-day seminar?
Kim: But that seminar is in Florida.
Darrelle: What better way to recover from any work-related injuries than spending four days and three nights in Florida?
Kim: Count me in!
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse