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  • Arrange your workplace to minimise lifting, bending and twisting.
  • Practice good posture and safe working habits to prevent most back injuries.
  • Lift and carry heavy loads correctly, keeping the load close to your body and lifting with your thigh muscles.
  • Inexperienced or unfit workers are much more likely to injure themselves.
  • Repetitive tasks (such as drenching) that involve bending, twisting or even light lifting can still result in injuries.
  • Organisations such as WorkSafe Victoria can offer valuable advice on improving health and safety on your farm. 

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Reviewed on: 14-11-2019