Back injuries account for around one fourth of all injuries according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's also one of the most preventable.
One of the most surprising facts about back injuries is that it is not so much about how much weight is lifted; rather, it is about how that weight is lifted. A person might be careful to lift properly when he or she perceives that the load is heavy, but the real danger is when a "light" load is lifted carelessly.
Most people- 80%- will experience some type of back injury in their lifetime. Most of these are injuries to the lower back caused by careless lifting and twisting.
The consequences of improper lifting affect both employee and employer: employees deal with sometimes excruciating back pain, and are unable to continue with normal activities.
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Language: English, Spanish
Media: DVD, USB
Length: 12 min
Brand: National Safety Compliance