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Old July 28 2009, 08:47 PM   #13
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Re: Ah, employment... (Help?)

Get some proper training on manual handling, or you will run the risk of seriously trashing your back if you've never done it before and don't do it right.

I'm totally serious. If your workplace doesn't provide training on the right technique of how to lift/handle heavy boxes, consider not working there, because if you screw your back up in a big way, no amount of compensation will get it back. It's not just muscle strength (and if some lifting situations, strength can encourage you do lift the wrong way), it's about some simple steps to do it the right, and safe, way.
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