According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), back injuries from lifting are the second most common type of workplace injury, accounting for nearly 20% of all workplace injuries. Similar statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that lifting injuries account for one in every four workplace injuries
Lower back pain has a significant effect on productivity and healthcare costs in the workplace. The total cost to employers for back pain has been estimated at $34,600 per 100 employees annually. This includes both direct medical and disability claims, as well as indirect effects on the overall productivity of the organization.
Taking steps to increase and protect the health of your employees and reduce back injuries/pain can be extremely beneficial to your company. Healthy employees tend to be more productive, happier, and less costly in terms of health care expenses.
How are your workers safely dumping 150+ pounds?