• Almost 80% of adults will experience back pain or injury at some point in their working lives.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    • More than one million workers suffer back injuries each year.
    • Back injuries account for nearly 20% of workplace injuries or illnesses and are second only the common cold for the number of lost workdays.
    • 25% of all workplace compensation claims involve back injuries, costing companies billions of dollars annually, in addition to the pain and suffering experienced by injured employees.
  • Four out of five back injuries happen to the lower back, and three out of four of those injuries occurred while the employee was lifting.
  • Injured backs are often subject to reinjury.

This course is includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Back disorders overview and how they can be avoidable with: posture, weight control/loss and exercise.
  • Proper Lifting Techniques, precautions and pre-lifting considerations to mitigate or prevent injury
  • Workplace legal requirements
  • Accepted work practices for safe lifting, back injury prevention, and correct body mechanics
  • Potential hazards when lifting
  • Applicable Regulations and standards
  • Resources for back lifting, care and ergonomics

Schedule & Registration

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