OSHA, along with many other agencies, offer helpful tips on back safety, and several links are provided below. Our free safety video is written in practical terms to help you apply proper body mechanics no matter where you are - at work, at home, or anywhere else.
We discuss hazards that can cause injury, as well as several important facts to help you apply solid, proven injury prevention techniques.
From a risk management standpoint, there are several things that you should remind yourself to do before lifting anything, regardless of its weight and size. The main first thing is to assess the load carefully.
Back injuries are often the result of long-term application of wrong and harmful techniques, leading to a lifetime of chronic back pain. Watch this video along with several others we provide on the topic of back safety, and avoid injury.