Lifting and Back Injuries

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:50 PM | Anonymous member

PROBLEM: 

Over 1 MILLION workers suffer back injuries each year, accounting for 1 in 5 workplace injuries *

4 out of 5 injuries to the lower back result from manual materials handling including lifting, placing, carrying, holding and lowering.*

25% of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries and 1/3 of all compensable back injuries could be prevented via ergonomics.*

MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES: SAFER LIFTING

Avoid manually lifting and minimize distances loads are lifted and lowered. *

Improve access to materials being handled, allowing workers to get closer, reducing reaching and twisting.*

*National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health and Bureau of Labor Statistics

SOLUTION:

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