Back at Work
Program length: 16:00

Safe lifting and load-carrying techniques are vital in the prevention of painful and expensive injuries in the workplace. Although OSHA does not enforce specific regulation on back safety, training employees to lift safely is implied by the General Duty Clause of the federal workplace safety statute. Make Back at Work a cornerstone of an effective “ergonomics” program and reduce lost time and wages to support your workplace “economics.”

The most common types of job-related back injuries are:

  • Strain—overused or overstretched muscles
  • Sprain—torn ligaments from stressed movement
  • Herniated disk—loss of the spine’s cushioning ability from strain or age

Improper lifting and carrying techniques are the chief contributing factors in back injuries; however, workers who are in poor physical condition or overweight can accentuate the severity or facilitate the likelihood of further injury.

With the help of dramatic reenactments, Back at Work demonstrates the significance of a proper lifestyle and how it can impact performance and health both in the workplace and at home.

Unfortunately, most workers do not consistently employ proper back safety practices, thereby increasing their risk of injury. Back injuries are easily prevented and with the aid of Back at Work, you can dramatically reduce the chance for injury while simultaneously promoting a healthy work environment and lifestyle.


Languages: English, Portuguese (subtitle), Spanish

 

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