Going Back to Work
As of this coming Tuesday, I will be released to go back to work. In my mind, that is a good thing. However, I have some concerns. I work in a warehouse environment. My primary job is that of operating a forklift, loading and unloading freight, primarily in a flatbed trailer yard. This means I spend a part of my day tying down heavy freight with chains or straps as the situation warrants. I am having a hard time finding anything regarding guidelines for safety in my particular occupation. This worries me, as I want to know what I can and can not do. I already have spoken with one of my supervisors about moving me inside and having me simply load containers for the first few weeks after my return, if just to give me time to get comfortable with operating a forklift again. What I want to ask is simple. Does anyone know where I can find a list of guidelines regarding what tasks in my occupational field I can or can not do with a pacemaker. I know that if I wanted to work in our trailer repair shop, that is now out of the question due to the fact that I should avoid most forms of welding equipment. I want to return to work, but I want to do so safely. Thank you everyone for your time and consideration. I really appreciate it.