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The most common causes of strains and sprains in Washington workplaces are:

  • Overexertion — lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and other physical demands.
  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Posture or movement — bending, reaching, twisting, crawling, repetitive motions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Preventing Sprains and Strains

Preventing sprains and strains

Check out these topic pages for helpful information and resources:


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