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Preventing Common Injuries, Part 2

What about lacerations (No. 2 most common) and back injuries (No. 3 most common)?

Previously, we addressed reducing the risk of sprain, which is the most common type of injury. But what about lacerations (No. 2 most common) and back injuries (No. 3 most common)?

To prevent lacerations:

• Use tools instead of fingers to remove burrs from holes or conduit.

• Avoid pulling a knife toward you.

• Wear work gloves.

To prevent back injury:

• Watch your posture. Poor posture increases both the risk and the severit

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