Every year, thousands of Montanans are injured at work because they tried to manually move something while working. Every industry has lifting-related hazards — from office workers to construction workers, lifting is everywhere. Any action where a person is required to manually move something, either by lifting, pushing or pulling, can cause injuries to numerous parts of the body: neck, back, hips, knees, elbows, shoulders, wrists … the list goes on.
Look around your workplace. Are people moving items manually? Are they lifting patients, pushing carts or pulling product from shelves? Are they carrying items from one location to another? Do they load customers’ vehicles?
Can you lighten the load?
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