Black promoting back care message
FORMER Olympic 400m silver medallist Roger Black helped launch the European Week for Safety and Health on Monday with the message that "prevention is better than cure".
At the launch at the EU Commission offices in London, the runner urged employers and workers to take appropriate precautions.
"Back problems can be caused by the simple things, such as sitting in the wrong position or lifting incorrectly. It is important to know how much damage one can do to oneself if one is unaware of the problem," he said.
The week featured a series of initiatives throughout the UK and the EU. A manual handling video made by the Health and Safety Executive aimed specifically at farm workers was unveiled in Cheshire on Tuesday. *