Back Injuries Leave Thousands Unable to Work

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What is one of the most common workplace injuries? The U.S. Department of Labor reveals that "More than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Further, one-fourth of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries, costing industry billions of dollars on top of the pain and suffering borne by employee." These figures make it perfectly clear. Employers need strategies to prevent back strain and injuries. What can they do? Discourage Manual Lifting Whenever Possible Repetitive strain injuries, including back injuries, accounted for one quarter of all missed work injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There are many alternatives to routine manual lifting, and it's in e (more…)
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