Back Belts in the Workplace

Could back belt use enhance the potential for injury while lifting?

There is some thought that individuals using back belts may experience a false sense of security and potentially engage in more risky lifting behaviors, such as lifting more weight than they would be able to without a belt on. There are several factors to consider to determine if using back belts in the workplace is helpful. 

Download this Ergo Bulletin for the pros and cons of using back belts in the workplace.