Back Safety: Refresher

Course Description:

This refresher course will give you the main points to remember about back safety. For more complete information, be sure to take the full-length course.

Course Duration: 6 minutes

Why “Back Safety: Refresher” 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:

  • Always maintain good posture when standing, sitting, lifting, carrying, and simply moving about.
  • Try to get 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.
  • Finally, always be thinking about your back and what you should be doing to lift and carry safely without risking a serious injury.

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