Watch Your Back, And Your Colleagues – Back Care Awareness Week
This week at THSP Risk Management, we are focusing our thoughts and energy on back care awareness. Being a health and safety and employment law company, it comes with no surprise that we feel very passionately about this.
The more people we can get to be aware of back care, the better. Believe it or not, back pain is one of the most common causes of sickness absence in the workplace. In fact, a staggering 80% of the population will suffer with back pain throughout their life.
An important thing to recognise is that physical activity such as manual handling, and even driving heavy vehicles can trigger or contribute to back pain. Manual handing is related to the moving of items, either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. Accidents involving manual handling can have a long-lasting impact on personal and professional lives.
As an employer or an employee, you can prevent yourself and others from getting back pain in the workplace. Teaching people manual handling is extremely worthwhile, especially helping in the long run! In fact, manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries.
For more information please call our Training team on 03456 122 144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org