Back injuries are one of the most common injuries in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, back injuries have been averaging 200,000 per year in private industry, and state and local governments. Many back injuries are a result of improperly lifting heavy or large objects, but with the help of safe lifting signs, these injuries can be avoided. Lifting instruction signs direct workers to use techniques that protect their back from being strained, reducing down time and increasing productivity.
SafetySign.com also carries safe lifting labels which are great for labeling heavy objects and packages to alert those handling them of the hazards. Remind your workers of proper lifting techniques and inform them of lifting hazards with safe lifting signs and labels.