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BACK PAIN IN WORK —CAUSES.
Some work tasks can cause back pain or make existing pain worse LEADING TO INJURY AT WORK.
lifting heavy or bulky loads
carrying loads awkwardly, possibly one-handed
pushing, pulling or dragging heavy loads
manual handling in awkward places, such as during delivery work
repetitive tasks, such as packing products
bending, crouching or stooping
stretching, twisting and reaching
being in one position for a long time
working beyond your capability or when physically overtired
working with display screen equipment (with poor posture)
driving long distances or over rough ground, especially if the seat is not, or cannot be, properly adjusted or operating heavy equipment (for example excavators)
A major reason for developing back pain is having had a previous episode, particularly if it was recent. How the work is organised (for example, high workloads, tight deadlines, lack of control of the work and working methods) can also have an impact.
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Manage the risk of back pain OR IT COULD LEAD TO AN INJURY AT WORK CLAIM.
You can reduce the risk of back pain in your workplace:
identify what activities can cause back pain and decide whether they can be avoided or changed
ask your workers for input – they have first-hand knowledge of the work and can suggest changes
think about how you can make jobs physically easier, for example, by moving loads on wheels
make sure controls, for example lifting aids, are available, used and maintained
look for signs of back pain among your workers, such as a reluctance to do a particular task, which may suggest your controls are not working
encourage them to report problems early to you or their worker representative so they get the right help
People with back pain usually recover completely if the problem is recognised early and treated appropriately.
The NHS has evidence-based advice about preventing back pain at work and there is other useful advice for workers.
If workers already have back pain, tell them about the NHS advice on treating back pain and when back pain can be a sign of something more serious.
There are other things you can do to support workers.
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