Back Safety Training
#1 Workplace Safety Problem
According to OSHA, back injuries are the nation's biggest workplace safety problem. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year.
The objective of this course is to meet the Federal OSHA Training requirements and to educate workers about back injuries, discuss how to prevent them, and suggest lifting techniques and guidelines.
- 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.
- Length: 30 - 60 minutes
- Questions: 10 - 15 questions
- Format: Online
- Lowest industry pricing
- Customized to your organization
- Customized OSHA certificate
- Accessible for one year
- Train from anywhere and on any device
- Unlimited testing
10 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Back
- Maintain a healthy weight
- People who are overweight are at greater risk for back pain, joint pain, and muscle strain than those who are not overweight. This is especially true for people with extra weight in their stomachs, because this excess weight pulls the pelvis forward and strains the lower back. A healthy, well balanced diet accompanied by a safe exercise program will help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
- Get enough rest, but not too much
- Sleep is good for our bodies, so it is important to get enough sleep and to sleep in a position that maintains a natural alignment of the spine. However, it is also important to maintain an active lifestyle if you want to reduce your risk of developing back pain. The vast majority of lower back problems are muscular in origin, and if the muscles are not moved and stretched regularly, they become tight, short, and stiff, eventually resulting in back pain and injury.
- Maintain good posture
- Correct posture and body mechanics result in less pressure on the discs and less strain to the muscles, ligaments and back joints. When your posture is good and you move your body correctly, you reduce your risk of back injury. A qualified individual may be able to help you optimize your working posture by doing an ergonomic assessment of your job and your work environment.
- Reduce stress
- Stress increases tension in all of your muscles, including your back muscles. Therefore, stress-reduction techniques like deep breathing and meditation may help you reduce your risk of back pain and injury.
- Stay flexible
- Inflexibility in the form of tight hamstrings and a limited range of motion in the trunk can increase your risk of back injury or make existing back pain worse. Some forms of exercise, such as yoga, Pilates and tai chi, may help relieve or prevent back pain by increasing flexibility.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - How long will this course take to complete?
Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 30-60 minutes to complete.
Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer or mobile device?
Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access.
Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?
Yes, once you have completed the course you will be emailed a printable certificate. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.