Lifting Injury Prevention

Photo Courtesy of L&I Keeping items you are lifting close to your body can help you avoid stress to your body.

Keeping items you are lifting close to your body can help you avoid stress to your body.

Photo Courtesy of L&I

Snap, crackle, pop are not sounds only from a bowl of cereal but are also sounds workers in most industries hear when lifting heavy items or objects.

On the job injuries like sprains and strains, muscle pulls and tears, dislocations, and broken bones can result in workers being hospitalized and missing work, causing employers lost productivity and increasing overall operation cost.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate smart lifting practices, and provide resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety & health accident prevention program (APP).

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