No matter what industry you work in, some amount of lifting likely will be required. Overexertion injuries – which most often occur when a load is being lifted or otherwise handled – account for 22 percent of nonfatal work injuries, according to 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sprains (stretched or torn ligaments) and strains (stretched or pulled tendons or muscles) account for 40 percent of cases requiring days away from work. Click here to learn about lifting correctly.
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