Back injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. In fact, in serious cases, people who have sustained an injury to their back may be virtually immobilized due to the pain. These injuries can occur in a number of ways, but a significant number of them occur in the workplace. Of course, there are some jobs that put workers at greater risk than others. Some of the jobs with the highest risk of back injury are discussed below.
Construction work is consistently one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, exposing workers to the risk of serious injury on a daily basis. Construction workers often lift heavy objects or spend significant amounts of time bending over or otherwise putting a strain on their back muscles and spine. These kinds of activities can cause repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) from overuse or a sudden injury. In addition, many construction workers climb ladders and scaffolding, and a fall can easily result in a serious back injury.
Working in a warehouse often involves repeatedly lifting and carrying heavy objects. These kinds of movement can easily lead to a back injury that can cause significant pain. In addition, warehouse workers often operate vehicles or machinery that can cause whole body vibration, which has been linked to an increased risk of back injury.
Nursing Home Workers
People who work in nursing homes can be at an increased risk of back injury if their position requires them to lift and carry patients. In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 1 that more than half of all nursing assistant injuries are back and shoulder injuries.
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