While there is no denying the fact that some jobs are more dangerous than others, this does not change the fact that every professional can be injured as the result of their responsibilities. In today’s world, baristas are doing more work than ever before. This is due in large part to the fact that a growing number of people continue to drink coffee on a daily basis, often stopping at a local shop to get their fill.
Many baristas are being hurt on the job, due to the fact that they make coffee all day long. Lifting gallons of milk, time and time again, while often making more than 100 drinks a day, can lead to injury. A physical therapist said, “The baristas get wrist injuries, but it’s more commonly the elbow injury from just having to put the espresso machine up into the machine and twisting it.”
It is easy to look at the job of a barista from the outside and believe that it is simple, however, this is not always the case. To protect against this type of work injury, it is important for these professionals to take breaks while also avoiding repetitive motion.
All types of professionals can be injured on the job, regardless of their profession or company. It is safe to assume that some, such as construction workers, are in position to suffer serious injury, but others, including baristas, also need to consider the fact that they could be hurt by taking on day to day tasks, and thus be mindful with every step.