Back and neck injuries and pain are among the most common impairments faced by Americans nowadays. In the workplace, back injury and pain is a particular risk in many professions, some more so than others. Healthcare is one of these industries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, musculoskeletal injuries are the greatest cause of workplace injury for those working in the field of healthcare.
Many employers, especially those in high-risk industries, are not shy about going public with their safety achievements. It's not uncommon to see statements in plants or on the sides of trucks touting that the company has gone so many days or so many miles without an accident.