The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize individuals who have physically demanding jobs (e.g. manufacturing, warehouse, hospitality, and trade workers) with the principles of back safety and injury prevention in order to help them reduce or prevent work-related back injuries.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should have a better understanding of how to:
- Recognize how practicing good posture, improving your work area conditions and working ergonomically will protect and strengthen your back.
- Identify how a healthy lifestyle, and improving your strength and flexibility, can protect you from work-related back injuries.
- Describe specific actions you can take to prevent work-related back injuries when moving or lifting materials.
Back Injury Prevention Training Guide, OSHA, 2009
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs), Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, January 2014
The 5 Top Stretches to Minimize Back Pain, Athletico Physical Therapy, March 2012
Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Materials Handling, Cal/OSHA, 2007
Ten Ways to Keep a Healthy Back, American Council on Exercise, May 2005
Ergonomics eTool, Solutions for Electrical Contractors, 7/2003
Lifting and Materials Handling, University of North Carolina, Department of Environment, Health and Safety, 1999
Top-10-Most-Common-Workplace-Injuries, Arbill, 2017
- My Back Hurts
- Maintain Posture and Minimize Stresses
- Live a Healthy Lifestyle and Improve Strength and Flexibility
- Be Smart, Move it the Right Way
ONLINE COURSE DURATION
Approximately 20 minutes
Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.