OSHA considers back injuries to be a top workplace safety problem. Studies show back injuries are the leading cause of lost time injuries and workers compensation claims and are expensive to diagnose and treat. Once you have a back injury the effects can often last for months, years or in some cases the rest of your life.
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. Back injury prevention is much easier than treatment. Your back is critically important to your ability to walk, sit, stand, and run. Back injuries can often be avoided with proper lifting techniques while heavy lifting, good posture, and other injury prevention measures.
This training covers back injury safety to be used on the job while lifting, twisting, reaching, and working.