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Back Safety

 
Preventing a back injury is much easier than repairing one. Because your back is critically important to your ability to walk, sit, stand, and run, it is important to take care of it. Most back pain arises from using your back improperly, so learning a few basic rules about lifting, posture and proper exercise can help keep your back in good shape. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Further, one-fourth of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries, costing industry billions of dollars on top of the pain and suffering borne by employees.
 
We tend to take our backs for granted until we are in pain! Statistics show that such strains are the most common among workers. Back problems are costly. This includes taking off precious work time. Medical experts say that back injuries have little to do with the weight of the lifted objects and everything to do with how they are lifted. Moreover, though lifting, placing, carying, holding and lowering are involved in manual materials handling (the principal cause of compensable work injuries) the BLS survey shows that four out of five of these injuries were to the lower back, and that three out of four occurred while the employee was lifting.
 
Nearly 80% of people will experience some type of back injury during their lifetime. Back injuries are caused by activities on and off the job. Something as simple as twisting the wrong way or reaching above your head can cause back pain and injuries. Back problems can greatly affect quality of life for not only the one suffering from the injury but also for their family. Back injuries suffered due to work related issues can be costly in many ways to a company. Educating your employees on correct lifting methods, moving objects properly, proper posture and other back related issues will benefit you and your company.
 
Employees in all areas need to be properly trained to deal with potential hazards to their backs.
 

 

#07-001 Back Safety Training Program

Program is available on VHS or DVD. Program contains training video, leader's guide on CD with printable employee quiz, certificate, training log and other printable items. Employees will be trained to know about the structure of the back, common back problems, proper lifting techniques and other back related issues. Program includes training video and leader’s guide (which includes the following printable items: quiz and answer key, training log, certificate, wallet cards and listing of site specific information.) Also available in Spanish with Spanish student items and English instructor items.

 

#B07-001 Back Safety Booklets

These booklets coordinate with the video program and include a quiz on the last page. We have booklets available on a variety of topics (most coordinate with video training packages).

 

#M07-001 Back Safety Manual CD-Rom

OSHA requires employers to document their safety procedures. We have made available a "Fill-in-the-Blank" manual to help you comply with OSHA record keeping regulations. Simply insert the CD into your computer and follow the printable instructions. In a matter of minutes you can print your own custom manual about driving safety.

 

Safety Motivational Posters

We have available over 50 safety motivational posters covering many topics. Full-color and eye catching, posters are a constant reminder to your employees to think safe, work safe and be safe! Quantity discounts start at just 11 posters and you can mix or match to get the price break. Item LP801 and LP823 both deal with back safety and both are available in Spanish.

 

 

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