If you work with heavy loads or repeatedly twist to move materials from one location to another, you may be at a greater risk of back injury. Back injuries are suffered by more than one million workers every year, account for twenty percent of all workplace injuries, and cost companies billions of dollars. This course will help prevent back injuries at your workplace by raising awareness about the common causes of acute and cumulative back injuries, signs and symptoms of back injuries, and the engineering and administrative controls that can be implemented to prevent back injuries.
Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices
Back Injury Prevention (Ergonomics) - Copyright 2013. Run time: 14 minutes. Test time: 9 minutes. Total time: 23 minutes.
Back Injury Prevention (Ergonomics) - Learning Objectives
- Importance of back injury prevention
- Back and spine anatomy
- Common causes of back injuries
- Back injury hazards and risk factors
- Signs and symptoms of back injuries
- Back injury prevention
- Proper lifting technique