Lower, upper, spinal or otherwise, experiencing back pain is basically an aging rite of passage. For workers, that pain is often the result of poor lifting techniques. Just like most personal protective equipment (PPE), back supports are supplemental safety products and are the “last line of defense” in a proper lifting program.
With ever-changing risks confronting workers daily, there is a constant challenge to keep them safe. New technology is certainly crucial to the goal of zero injuries, but how does one take it all in, roll out a safety program and adapt that program amidst constant change? The first step is a better understanding of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).