There are certain jobs that put a great deal of stress on the joints as well as the entire body.
In this week's Eye on Health, Carla Burbidge tells us about efforts to make the work environment safer.
This video shows an invention called the Stop Sensor, an invention that came about due to injury.
Through a system of lights, and sensors, semi drivers can back up to their target much easier and safer.
(Larry Mosbrucker, Inventor) "A perfect load you get out of the truck three times, more if you are having a bad day, this decreases your chance of injury."
Larry knows what he's talking about.
He fell from a semi in 2004, and broke both his heels. It was a long and painful recovery.
He invented the Stop Sensor in the hopes of preventing similar injuries.
(Larry Mosbrucker, Inventor) "It will put you in the right spot every time."
Farmers and others who work at what can be a high risk occupation need to be aware of steps that can taken to make their lives safer and a little easier.
In fact, there's a national organization called AgrAbility that helps farmers concerned about physical problems.
(Josh Holochwost, Trinity Physical Therapy Intern) "This organization helps farmers get in touch with tools and offer tips."
Some of the solutions seem simple: an extra stool for a farmer who climbs in and out of the tractor all day, or bin level that lets the farmer know when grain is reaching the top.
Anything you can do to elevate the pain that can be caused by repetitive tasks.
So there's a couple of suggestions for you: check out Stop Sensor.com or AgrAbility.org.
For Eye on Health I'm Carla Burbidge.