It is common for an insulation installer to have a workers compensation injury in Wisconsin, often involving the low back. The injured insulation worker or insulator, may have a deteriorating back from his job duties over time, but most often the herniated disc occurs from a traumatic lifting or twisting incident at work. Insulation workers remove and dispose of old insulation. Then they measure and cut new insulation to fit into walls and around pipes. The workers often find themselves in awkward positions as they fasten insulation in place with staples, tape, or screws. They also put plastic sheets in walls and use compressors to spray insulation into some spaces that can be difficult to reach.