Working in a grocery store can be quite demanding. The repetitive movements and heavy lifting can threaten an employee’s health and make them prone to injury. It comes as no surprise then that grocery stores rank high on the list of repeated trauma cases, with strains and sprains accounting for 45 percent of total injuries or illnesses.
Improper lifting technique can be particularly harmful and lead to OSHA’s number one workplace safety problem: back injuries. Back injuries are a real pain, affecting more than one million employees annually and costing companies billions of dollars in lost production. (more…)