Awkward posture is one of the biggest risk factors for ergonomic injuries. Awkward postures increase the forces on the body, especially in the low back. For example, a person picking up a pencil from the floor while bending at the waist has twice the amount of low back force as someone lifting a 40-pound load with good technique. Read full article.
Maureen Graves Anderson, M.Sc., CPE / MEMIC Blog / July 19, 2017