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Back Care – Lifting and Handling Loads: Part 2, Assessing Ergonomic Hazards

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

The purpose of performing a workplace hazard assessment is to identify specific workplace hazards that can cause or aggravate work-related materials handling injuries, and to then reduce worker exposure.

Back Care – Lifting and Handling Loads: Part 3, Reducing Ergonomic Hazards

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Material handling hazards are reduced or eliminated primarily by effective design of the workstation, tools and job.

Back Care – Lifting and Your Back: Some Fresh Ideas

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Overexertion injuries result from overloading or over-stretching muscles, tendons and ligaments. Overloading exceeds their strength and overstretching exceeds their range of motion

Back Care – Seven Myths About Back Pain

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The causes of back pain can be complex and difficult to diagnose. What are some of the truths and myths?

Back Care – Sitting and Preventing Back Pain

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Poor layout of our work areas can force us to unnecessarily lean, twist, and reach — excessive movements that can lead to upper back and neck pain.

Back Care – There’s Only One Right Way to Lift, Right?

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

What is the correct technique for lifting objects that reduce the possibility of injury?