Back Safety (Ergonomics Training)

Course Description:

This online back safety training course helps employees and employers understand how back injuries occur and how to prevent them using good ergonomic practices. The course highlights proper lifting, load carrying and unloading techniques, and tips to help encourage thinking about back safety at work, thereby helping employees maintain a healthy back. This back safety training course addresses one of the most common workplace injuries and what can be done to help prevent back injuries and back pain. The course provides training on the many ways back injuries occur, as well as what can be done to prevent injuries on the job.

Course Duration: 21 minutes

Why “Back Safety (Ergonomics Training)” Matters:

Back injuries are among the most frequent workplace injuries and cost employers billions of dollars every year.

Back injuries are the second most common cause of days away from work, next to the common cold. U.S. workers lose an average of 7 workdays per year due to back injuries.

Twenty percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses each year are related to back injuries.

Once a back is injured, it is more likely to be reinjured. This makes training employees in back injury prevention a priority.

Key Points:

Simple precautions can help prevent back injuries and back pain and keep a healthy back. A few key back safety points from the training session include:

  • Always maintain good posture when standing, sitting, lifting, carrying, and simply moving about.
  • Exercise regularly to keep your back in good condition.
  • Use lifting equipment rather than trying to lift something manually.
  • Have a plan in mind before you lift and transport any object.
  • When lifting or unloading an object, use your legs rather than your back; bend at the knees when you lift or unload.

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