Ergonomics / Back Safety

This back safety training course helps employees and employers understand how back injuries occur and how to prevent them using good ergonomic practices. The course highlights proper lifting, load carrying and unloading techniques, and tips to help encourage thinking about back safety at work, thereby helping employees maintain a healthy back. This back safety training course addresses one of the most common workplace injuries and what can be done to help prevent back injuries and back pain. The course provides training on the many ways back injuries occur, as well as what can be done to prevent injuries on the job.


Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) that proper ergonomic/back safety training can help prevent

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries (affects the shoulder)
  • Epicondylitis (affects the elbow)
  • Trigger finger
  • Muscle strains and low back injuries

Participants of this course will learn to set the goals of their ergonomic program, risk factors, task evaluations, manual material handling considerations, ergonomic risk conditions, and proper lifting techniques.