Back Safety and Injury Prevention

Back Safety and Injury Prevention

Gain an in-depth understanding of back safety and injury prevention for physically demanding roles

Vivid Learning
Updated Jun 25, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Recognize how practicing good posture, improving your work area conditions and working ergonomically will protect and strengthen your back.
  • Identify how a healthy lifestyle, and improving your strength and flexibility, can protect you from work-related back injuries.
  • Describe specific actions you can take to prevent work-related back injuries when moving or lifting materials.
Course Description

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the United States and around the world. Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. Risks are higher for manufacturing, warehouse, hospitality and trades workers, as well as others with physically demanding jobs.

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize individuals who have physically demanding jobs (e.g. manufacturing, warehouse, hospitality, and trade workers) with the principles of back safety and injury prevention in order to help them reduce or prevent work-related back injuries.