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Does safety education save backs?

Hannah Bourne

Can workplace back safety education programs reduce the risk of back injuries and complications?

Take Home Messages: Workplace education on back safety, conducted by a physiotherapist, does not reduce the risk of back injuries or their complications.  Why the research matters:  Low back injuries are very common. 30 to 40 percent of workers’ compensation payments are made to those suffering from low back injuries. The large financial burden caused by low back injuries and the lack of effective treatment mea...

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