(November 11, 2013) Back Injury Prevention Tips, a new risk control guideline, has been released by VFIS. Musculoskeletal disorders of the low back and upper extremities are an important national health problem resulting in approximately one million people losing time from work each year. These disorders impose a substantial economic burden in compensation costs, lost wages and productivity.
This communiqué looks at risk factors and steps that may help minimize injury potential. Find sections on:
- Back injury risk factors.
- Lifting and back injury risk reduction tips.
- Tips for patient handling.
Click to learn more information in the Back Injury Prevention Tips communiqué.