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Safe Lifting Techniques
SAFE LIFTING: According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2001, lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. Over 36 percent of injuries which involved missed workdays were due to shoulder and back injuries. The biggest factors in these injuries were overexertion and cumulative trauma.
Education as to smart lifting practices enables employees to work in their “power zone”, making them less likely to suffer from muscle pulls, sprains, elbow and wrist injuries, spinal injuries and other injuries resulting from lifting heavy objects.
We found this helpful guide showing how to properly use a back support belt. Be smart and stay safe.