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February 01, 2019
Risk Factors for Back Injuries Back injuries account for 1 in 5 injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Individuals possess significant differences in their ability to withstand lifting and demanding physical labor. Because injuries result from different circumstances, an individual’s exposure and personal characteristics affect the chances of experiencing back injuries related to lifting. The following work-related risk factors should be identified: Heavy lifting Frequent lifting…