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Tips to Avoid Slips

Lifting injuries are the most common type of workers' compensation claim. Follow safe habits to minimize your risk.

We gathered some statistics from our Claims Department on the leading causes of injury for current open workers' compensation claims, with lifting emerging as the top cause.

While you may not currently be experiencing pain from material handling and lifting, these types of injuries are oftentimes cumulative. Form good habits now so you can minimize your risk for lifting-related injuries down the road.

  • Always practice proper lifting techniques whenever you handle something—even if you’re not at work
  • Keep loads between the knees and shoulders when possible and always bend at the knees
  • Don’t be afraid to get help or use mechanical aids if necessary when lifting heavy objects
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