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Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Despite a litany of possible safety issues, the leading cause of workplace injury is unsafe lifting and such injuries can be particularly troubling because it can be difficult to treat. As a matter of fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 36 percent of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries.   Lifting something improperly can cause a back to spasm, which is extremely painful. In some cases, however, there is little that…

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