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Back Safety: Health and Wellness Training Course

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Back injuries are common in many industries. They often develop over time from smaller strains or injuries. Learn about musculoskeletal injuries and how to prevent them. Back pain is one of the most common types of MSK injury.

12 minutes   |   SKU: AT038    |    Language(s): EN / ES / FR    |    Produced 2023




EN / ES / FR




12 minutes

Training Objectives

Reaching, bending, or twisting while lifting
Bad body mechanics--how one lifts, pushes, pulls, or carries objects
Poor design of task method or workstation setup
Repetitive lifting of awkward items, equipment, or (in healthcare facilities) patients
Poor footing such as slippery floors, or constrained posture

Course Overview

Injuries to your back might happen quickly, or the effects of poor work practices and workspace ergonomics might take their toll over time. Regardless, pain and injuries are preventable through hazard- and employee self-awareness, properly designed and maintained work environments, and an overall understanding of the various sources of back strain.

The effects of accumulated back trauma can cause loss of work, decreased efficiency and overall safety, changes in mood, and even early career resignation.

This training teaches you to identify (and avoid) common hazards that contribute to back strain, how to better design and interact with your work environment (ergonomics), and how to catch early signs and symptoms of back injury.

Take this training to be purposeful in your compliance with OSHA’s General Duty Clause by defusing ergonomic hazards, avoiding back injuries (and the resulting injury reporting process), and keeping yourself and your coworkers or employees safe and productive.

This program is available with Spanish and French closed captions.

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