Focus on the FACTS - Sprains & Strains

Two workers lift a woman in a green patient lifting sling

Using an alternate method, like the sling in this picture, can help prevent sprain and strain injuries.

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Sprains and strains hazards such as heavy lifting, slips, trips and falls (same elevation), repetitive motions, and awkward postures are the most frequent types of hazards workers are exposed to and the number one cost to employers.

Click the following topics below to find related safety and health information about alternative options and prevention.

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