Back Safety | Alison

Back Safety - Revised

Learn more about safe lifting procedures, workplace back injury prevention, and the importance of good posture.

Health and Safety
Free Course
This free online course in back safety will teach you about looking after your back through the personal and professional strains of life. It will teach you the relevant precautions to take to prevent back injury, about job-specific hazards and safe work practices, and about the importance of having a regular exercise routine. You will also learn about the influence of body weight on a person's posture and in the prevention of back pain.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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Back pain is one of the most common health complaints from people all around the world. When you take this course, you will learn safe lifting procedures and load-carrying techniques that are crucial to preventing painful and expensive injuries in the workplace. You will study the extent of back injury problems in the workplace, look into the importance of identifying and controlling occupational ergonomic hazards, and learn what ergonomics is all about.

The best way to have a healthy back is to engage in a regular exercise program. You need to control your weight because excessive upper body weight can cause poor posture and back pain due to the added stress placed on the components of the back. You also need to make sure you use safe lifting techniques as well as adopt a good posture. This course will make sure you learn good practices for reducing back injuries.

Having a painful back is no joke. It can disrupt your daily routine and make you miss work and a lot of opportunities. This is why you should practice back pain prevention. With this course, you will also learn at what level to place your computer monitor, what type of chairs are good for the back, and how to develop good posture and lifting skills. Check out the course and start caring for your back now!

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the extent of back injury problems in the workplace
  • Discuss the need to identify and control occupational ergonomic hazards
  • Define the term ergonomics
  • Identify good practices for reducing back injuries
  • Identify safe work practices for back safety
  • Identify job-specific hazards
  • Outline the need for ergonomic assessments
  • Define engineering controls and learn about different types of control


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