Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Watch Your Back - I mean safety!

We all do some heavy lifting from time to time, so it's critical to pay attention to back safety. Here's a useful article from the NAW, Material Handling - Do's and Don'ts. The article frames the situation in this way:
Manual handling, and the twisting and turning that occur when they perform these tasks, can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) or cumulative disorders (CTDs), such as injuries to the back, shoulder and neck. The cumulative effect of even minor injuries of this nature can become more pronounced over time.

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