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The LiftTrainerTM programme was not more effective than a video for reducing back injury in jobs with repetitive lifting

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Q In employees who work in distribution centre jobs that require repetitive lifting, does a behaviour based lift training programme (LiftTrainerTM) reduce injury?


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randomised controlled trial.

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12 months.

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19 distribution centres within a 3 hour drive of Chicago (2 centres were not included in the analysis).

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2144 employees who did repetitive lifting in their jobs.

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LiftTrainerTM programme (n = 957) or video (n = 1020). Each employee in the LiftTrainerTM group had several 30 minute, …

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  • For correspondence: Dr S A Lavender, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. lavender.1{at}

  • Source of funding: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.