Our backs are at times very strong, but they can be quite delicate as well. When it comes to back injuries, it's not the task you are performing at the time of an injury that is usually the issue. Back injuries are cumulative, meaning it's all the little things you've been doing incorrectly for years that have finally caught up with you.
Unsafe lifting leads to thousands of injuries every year. While these injuries are rarely fatal, many result in time away from work and chronic pain. The good news is many of these accidents can be avoided by practicing safe lifting habits and using proper lifting aids and tools.