Back injuries are extremely common when doing physical labor, and preventing these injuries can be difficult. Today’s Safety Saturday moment goes over the steps you can take to protect your back while working.
Back injuries can be a result of improper lifting techniques, exerting too much force, lifting heavy objects, and repetitive movements. Familiarize yourself with proper lifting techniques and always seek help when you need it, whether from machinery or another person. As you’re working pay attention to your posture and always listen to your body.
Until next time, from all of us at the W. L. French Safety Department, stay safe out there.