Lifting Safety Practices and Workers’ Comp Insurance

Man places package on hand truck.Regardless of the industry you work in, everybody does a little lifting. You’ve probably gotten the sage advice to “lift with the legs, not the back”. However, in workplaces where lifting is commonplace, from retail inventorying to contractor construction, having the right measures in place can help avoid workplace accidents and injuries, and therefore help keep your workforce healthy and your workers’ compensation premiums low. It’s important to understand how these injuries occur, as well as the lifting safety practices you can provide to reduce the rate of injury. [Read more…]