Introduction|How the Components of the Back Work|How Back Pain and Injuries Occur|Proper Lifting Techniques|Atypical Lifting Situations|Maintaining a Neutral Posture|Responding to Back Pain|Conclusion
Our workplaces are full of hazards, including the risk of suffering a back injury due to improper lifting or poor posture. Simply using the proper lifting techniques and maintaining neutral posture can prevent these injuries. Back injuries can be debilitating and the techniques needed to avoid the injuries are simple. This course demonstrates safe lifting practices to prevent back injuries. This course begins with an explanation of how the spine functions, and how certain improper actions and movements cause extreme stress on the spine, which may in turn lead to injuries. This training course demonstrates proper lifting techniques and posture, as well as what to do if one experiences back pain. Utilize the materials presented here and learn how to avoid potentially serious injuries to your back.