S AFETY M OMENT Ergonomic Tips Anatomy of an Back Injury .

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• Lower back injury is common because of the how we

are built. The lower back acts as a pivot point or “fulcrum”. • When we pick up something most of the force is compressed in this spot. • To pick up the 20lb bag of flour at arms length generates 20 times the force (400lbs) in the lower back. • Back muscles have to deal with this mass and the mass of your upper body as well. Bending forward is always bad news..

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