Prevent Back Injuries At Work


Avoid Sprains and Strains by Using Proper Lifting Techniques
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, 38.5% of work-related musculoskeletal disorders resulting in days away from work across all occupations were back-related. One of the leading causes of back injuries in the workplace is lifting or carrying heavy objects. The good news is that back injuries are preventable when using the correct lifting techniques.

Back Injury Risk Factors
Back problems occur from several factors like: age, posture, overexertion, repetition, fatigue, and some medical conditions. We recommend frequently examining your work environment to look for factors that may aggravate your back. Risk factors combined with improper lifting techniques lead to an increased risk of back injuries on the job.