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Back injuries are the most common occupational injuries.
Almost every occupation requires tasks to be performed that could result in a back injury. Back injuries are always painful and often permanent.
Taking care not to injure your back now will allow you to continue to do the things you enjoy later in life.LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this talk you will know:
• the structure of the spine and how vulnerable it is;
• the main causes of most back injuries in the workplace;
• the different types of back injuries that can occur; and
• ways to prevent back injuries from happening.
You can avoid back injury by following a few simple rules for manual handling.