Safety and Health in Hotel Housekeeping

How power grip helps to prevent wrist pain

April 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Safety and Health in Hotel Housekeeping
How power grip helps to prevent wrist pain
Show Notes Transcript

How does power grip helps to prevent wrist pain?
The hand is our most important working tool. If we have a weak grip, there is a much higher chance we will sprain our wrist or shoulder. If you have any questions, feel free to email at  [email protected] // Website //Free download of Common Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Disorders List //Instagram //Facebook Private Group
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In this episode, I would be sharing on How a power grip helps to prevent wrist pain.

You are listening to HOUSEKEEPING ERGONOMICS THAT RETAINS MANPOWER

Where we give bitesize health tips for housekeepers. If you want to know more about ways to prevent injury. This is the place!
And now your host: Daisy Kwok
Welcome again to Housekeeping Ergonomics that retains manpower.

Coronavirus pandemic is now hitting hard on the hotel industry. I feel sad to see this. But I do believe someday, soon, when this pandemic is gone, everyone will be so happy, people will resume their journey again.
And I am looking forward to this day.
Meanwhile, let’s make good use of this time to learn more.


Today we are going to talk about Handgrip.
Hand, being the important tool when we do cleaning, and try to move around furniture, lift up a bag of rubbish.
So how we can make sure we can stay away from having wrist sprains.

There is only one rule, which that is we have to grip the tool tight to keep your wrist straight.
When you are gripping something tight, no matter it's from a side view or top-down view, the midline that goes across your hand is in alignment with the midline that runs along your forearm.

If you have a loose grip, say, when you are vacuuming, your wrist deviates. In this way, a forceful pull can trigger the wrist sprain easily.
When you are gripping firmly, even if the weight is too much, it would mostly stay in place and we can’t move it.
Then we would know, we might need extra helping hands.
In this way, our wrist ligament and forearm muscles would not be sacrificed.

If we don’t pay attention to our grip strength,
Sometimes, we can still manage certain weights. say, a pile of wet towels. However, we if keep this bad habit,
some inflammation can start to develop and eventually lead us to chronic pain, and that kind of pain can disturb our sleep.

So, from now on, when you are using any cleaning tool, keep your wrist straight!.

During this time, I wish everyone good health.
Stay safe, stay home and stay strong.
I respect housekeeping room attendants. Their hard work, their focus, their caring are my motivation to create this podcast If you are working as a room attendant or cleaner, let me know your challenge at work. Simply search Facebook Painfree Housekeeper, or you may drop me an email at [email protected] where u can find the information in the podcast description.
I am Daisy Kwok, host of this podcast


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