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Back pain is among the most common reasons for visits to the doctor. For some, this issue can develop from failing to lift heavy objects properly over time. To help all general industry workers prevent back pain and serious injuries, we offer a back injury prevention training course called Lifting and Back Injury Prevention for General Industry. This online intermediate-level course covers important information regarding best practices for lifting and moving heavy items, leading to enhanced overall safety on any job site.
With Lifting and Back Injury Prevention for General Industry, students will cover everything employees, and employers should know before moving, handling, and storing materials. Topics include:
An overview of back disorders and how they are avoidable with exercise, weight control, and posture
How to prevent injury utilizing pre-lift considerations, precautions, and proper lift techniques
Legal requirements for ensuring safety to the highest possible standard in the workplace
Accepted safe work practices for lifting and back injury prevention, including the correct body mechanics
How to recognize potential hazards associated with lifting objects and materials
Standards mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Where to find additional resources on back care, lifting, and general ergonomics
This back injury prevention training course is intended for general industry employees, as well as employers and managers who are responsible for workplace safety and health in accordance with OSHA regulations. It’s especially relevant for professionals working in the following sectors:
Trade and transportation
Warehousing and distribution
If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.
After completing Lifting and Back Injury Prevention for General Industry, course participants will understand the safety practices needed to avoid painful, potentially permanent back injuries. In just 30 minutes, all participants will learn proper lifting techniques, hazard recognition, and where to find more information on related course topics.