Ten Risk Factors for Low-Back Pain

Ergonomics Done Right®

New E-Book: Ten Risk Factors for Low-Back Pain

Learn the most common risk factors for low-back pain and what you can do about them.

Although it may seem hard to believe, about 80 percent of adults will experience low-back pain at some point in their lives. It’s the most common (non-fatal) chronic health and safety illness/injury associated with the workplace, with over 8 million new occurrences in the U.S. annually. Spine issues and diagnoses can be complex, therefore a good prevention plan is key.

Humantech’s complimentary e-book focuses on why and how low-back pain occurs and offers suggestions on how to address both occupational and non-occupational risk factors. The publication includes useful links and references.

As safety professionals, there are some things we can do to address and reduce low-back pain; there are risk factors that show a strong association with low-back pain, and understanding and addressing them is the key.

Blake McGowan, CPE
Managing Consultant
Humantech, Inc.

This e-book will answer such questions as:

  • Why is low-back pain such a serious issue?
  • What is the primary cause of low-back pain in the workplace?
  • What are the mechanisms for low-back pain and injury?
  • What are the key risk factors for low-back pain?
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