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Study: Back Support Belts Reduce Injuries

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 1996

Home improvement store workers who wore wraparound back supports suffered a third fewer low-back injuries than those who went without the increasingly popular girdles, a researcher said Tuesday.

The study used the workplace injury histories of 36,000 employees in Home Depot’s 77 California stores between early 1989 and late 1994.



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