Back injuries at work are mainly caused by heavy loads. They can also be caused by bad posture and wrong lifting technique. Employers must protect their employees. They are obliged to provide adequate training, equipment and guidance to prevent injury and harm. Unfortunately, heavy lifting accidents and manual handling accidents continue to happen.
Back injuries can be incredibly painful. To prevent these kinds of injury, employees should be provided with training, covering good lifting posture, the use of lifting equipment and guidance for managing heavy loads. This infographic by Asons Solicitors aims to educate employees on the risk of heavy lifting.