OSHA Back Safety Training: Keep Your Back in Action
Workplace Safety Training

Back Safety Training: Keep Your Back In Action

Show your employees proper lifting techniques they can use on and off the job to prevent injuries with Back Safety: Keep Your Back In Action. This program helps your employees understand the basic principles of back health as well as common prevention practices.

 

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Back injuries aren't just a personal problem. They're a huge issue for employers, too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 200,000 back injuries are reported each year, which means roughly 1 out of every 5 workplace injuries is a back injury. Back injuries cause thousands of employees to miss work, which in turn affects a company's productivity - and ultimately the bottom line. Furthermore, back injuries increase workers' compensation claims and drive up health insurance costs..all at a time when many companies are struggling to keep their health care costs under control.

Many people believe that back injuries stem from a single traumatic incident, such as trying to lift a load that is too heavy or suffering a fall. It's the luck of the draw, right? Wrong. The fact is, most back injuries are cumulative, the result of weak muscles, poor diet, lack of exercise, bad habits and repeated minor strains. Then, all it might take is one wrong twist or stumble to "throw your back out." Once injured, the chance of re-aggravating a back injury increases, as most back problems re-occur within a year if not properly treated.

Back Safety: Keeping Your Back in Action is an informative training program that will help you educate your company's employees on how to maintain healthy backs by using a few practical, but effective, guidelines and techniques. The main objective of this program is to promote and understanding of the basic principles of back safety and health and to stress to employees that avoiding back injuries is ultimately within their control, and the rewards of doing so will improve their overall quality of life.

The J. J. Keller Back Safety: Keep Your Back In Action training program covers the following topics:

  • Helps your employees understand the basic principles of back health and the most common prevention practices to avoiding a back injury
  • Covers proper techniques that should be used when lifting/lowering, sitting, standing, pushing, pulling, climbing, twisting, reaching and overreaching
  • Explores real-world scenarios of routine tasks common in most workplaces, as well as how they can be done correctly and safely
  • Offers essential back injury prevention tips featuring various stretches and exercises aimed at improving flexibility, stamina and overall back health

After completing this back safety training course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how the human back works
  • Discuss various types of back pain and identify what causes it
  • Demonstrate how to properly perform everyday tasks to prevent back pain and injuries
  • Recognize steps you can take to prevent back injuries

 

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