Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Back and Spine Safety

According to the Bureau of labor statistics back injuries accounted for almost 19% of all work related injuries in the United States in 2012.  Workers with back injuries missed an average of 7 days of work due to their injury.  OSHA estimates that treatment of back injuries cost $50 billion annually.  The bottom line is that back injuries are not only frequent but costly to employers.  Make sure that you are discussing the importance of back safety with your employees.  Safety as a Service now offers an engaging course on the subject of back safety that provides tips on proper lifting techniques, and treatment methods.  Check the course out at

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