Back Safety in Healthcare
Back Pain affects 80% of all Americans at some time in their lives. While pain or discomfort maybe felt anywhere in your back, the lower back is the area most affected. Unfortunately, back pain is generally the result of multiple stressors on the body from improperly st...
Back Pain affects 80% of all Americans at some time in their lives. While pain or discomfort maybe felt anywhere in your back, the lower back is the area most affected. Unfortunately, back pain is generally the result of multiple stressors on the body from improperly standing, sitting or lifting for a long time, not one single incident. Keeping your employees backs healthy is an important part of keeping employees productive. Ergonomic Safety training teaches employees the safest most effective ways to lift, move, bend, and sit while working. There isnt any industry out there that employees are not using their backs, its best practice to keep them protected.
OSHA's Position On Back Safety in Healthcare Training
When it comes to back pain, it’s more than likely that you will be amongst the 80% of Americans who experiences that pain and discomfort that can be located anywhere in the back area, particularly in the lower back. Fortunately, since back pain is commonly associated with poor ergonomics, over an extended period of time, the problem can be addressed through ergonomic safety training. Therefore, OSHA has made it a point to use the General Duty Clause to cite employers for ergonomic hazards (OSHA Act of 1970, Section 5(a)(1)). The General Duty clause stipulates that each employee has the right to be provided a workplace that is free from known hazards that can currently (or in the future) result in injury of death. The topics covered by our training videos include:
- General back ergonomics in the workplace
- Protecting your back at work and at home
- Correct patient lifting strategies and ergonomics in the medical industry
- Understanding how office-related musculoskeletal disorders can occur
- Ergonomics for arms, hands and wrists
In addition to back ergonomics training videos, we also offer other OSHA-compliant training tools (some of which can come bundled with our videos) that include; Posters, Training Manuals, Customizable PowerPoint© Presentations, Leader’s Guides and more. Since there is no industry where employees aren’t using their backs, it’s important to have the proper training materials to make the case for creating an OSHA-required (mandatory OSHA General Duty regulations) safe work environment, as far as ergonomics are concerned.
Please look over our high quality Back Safety & Ergonomics Training videos and supplies that will allow you to completely meet OSHA’s training requirements without having to look elsewhere! Afterwards, you can select the item(s) that you’ll require and then place your order. We make it easy for you! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.