Weight load, not posture
Workers should not lift any weight above 35 lbs. Regardless of the individual's conditioning or mechanics, repeated lifts will eventually cause overuse injury.
Assistive lifting equipment is
Nurses reported that they are primarily focused on patient wellbeing, as opposed to taking care of their own health. Slings and other lifting equipment have been successful at reducing injuries to hospital workers, but aren't always used by hospital staff when handling patients
Poorly equipped hospitals
Hospitals often neglect ergonomic safety considerations for workers. Many hospitals lack equipment which is considered essential in reducing on- the- job injury.