According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Further, one-fourth of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries, costing industry billions of dollars on top of the pain and suffering of employees.
Moreover, though lifting, placing, carrying, and lowering are involved in manual materials handling (the principal cause of compensable work injuries) the BLS survey shows that four out of five of these injuries were to the lower back, and that three out of four occurred while the employee was lifting.
OSHA recommends alternative materials-handling techniques for carrying or moving loads to be used whenever possible to minimize lifting, bending, twisting requirements. This is where employers devoted to their worker’s safety have come to Dump Dolly for mechanized solutions.