Back & Lifting Safety
Activities that require manual lifting are common in manufacturing environments, but they can lead to serious risk if performed incorrectly. This course outlines various strategies that workers can use to prevent injury when lifting heavy objects, and describes preparatory and follow-up strategies that should be employed to prevent injury.
The Back & Lifting Safety training module is designed for all personnel who do manual lifting. It focuses on a thorough understanding of the structure of the human back and the forces placed upon it during lifting. Participants will learn how to plan for a lift and how to properly execute it to reduce the potential for injury.
This course should be an employee-wide application with the outcome of reducing back injuries at work and in personal life.
- Introduction to Back Safety
- Understanding Your Back
- Anatomy of the Spine
- The Forces Involved when Lifting
- Common causes of Back Pain
- Lifting Techniques and Tips
- Planning the Lift
- Executing the Lift
- Carrying the Load
- Back Protection Techniques & Tips
- Exercises and Stretches
DURATION: Contact EMC for duration
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Virtual Workshop
SCHEDULE: Please contact Amy Edwards, EMC's Training Manager, at 1-866-323-4362 for upcoming course dates and times.
Training is available in English.
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