The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released a new safety report that aims to reduce workplace injuries California and around the country. The report targets the grocery industry, but its best practices outline strategies for safety that can apply to other industries as well. Its main goal is to decrease injuries that occur while employees move goods from the delivery truck to the aisle, as lifting and carrying are common tasks that can cause musculoskeletal injuries.
Many California workers may find themselves in need of workers' compensation if they sustain a herniated lumbar disc injury while on the job. A herniated disc occurs in the connected bones or vertebrae of the spine. Vertebrae are held together by strong and cushioned connective tissues called discs. These discs are made of a hard outer shell and filled with gel-like watery substance that absorbs impact from movement.