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Take More Breaks to Avoid Back Injury at Work, Study Says
Workers who lift for a living need to take longer or more frequent breaks than they now do to avoid back injury, according to a new study at Ohio State University.
Source: Ohio State University
WorkSafeBC Lift/Lower Calculator
Ever wondered whether a weight was safe to lift? Our new lifting calculator helps estimate whether a lift has a low, moderate, or high risk of injury.
Reducing the Risk of Manual Materials Handling
Tasks such as carrying boxes or lifting crates lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries a year. Here are some steps you can take to assess the risks in your workplace and reduce this costly occupational hazard.
Source: Occupational Hazards
Manual Material Handling to Prevent Back Injury
If your job involves heavy labor or manual material handling, you may be in a high-risk category. Manual material handling entails lifting, but also includes climbing, pushing, pulling and pivoting.