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Back Safety for Material Handlers
Program length: 17:00

Back injuries can be debilitating for both the injured and the company. Often back injuries alter the integrity of the spine or the back muscles, resulting in high potential for future injury and creating a chronic drain on employee health and wellness -- and the employer’s bottom line. Back Safety for Material Handlers demonstrates proper back safety techniques and illustrates exercises for strong and flexible muscles.

Back Basics & Neutral Position

  • Back Basics
  • The Neutral Position

Symptoms of Back Injuries

  • Repetitive Stress, Reverse Stretch and Warning Signs

Avoiding Back Injuries

  • Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Using Vehicles and Hand Trucks

Back Safety for Material Handlers examines basic back and spine anatomy and discusses how both organs can be damaged by improper posture and negligent practices. The program illustrates step-by-step lifting techniques, explains the role of the employer in back safety, and provides tips to prevent short- and long-term back injuries.

Languages Available (sold separately): English, Portuguese (subtitle), Spanish


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