Back injuries can be painful and, because of their difficulty with healing, they can hinder your daily life. To make things worse, is if you’ve experienced a back injury before, you are more likely to have another one in the future. Preventing a back injury from reoccurring is important and manageable with proper techniques and procedures. If you are someone who has never had a back injury before, you can do yourself a favor and prevent such an experience. In this course, you’ll learn basis of back injury prevention – which includes identifying risks, implementing proper lifting techniques, and strengthening you’re your back.
Section 1: Back Injury Prevention A. About This Course / Learning Objectives Section 2: The Anatomy of the Back A. Signs and Symptoms of Back Injury B. Are You at Risk for Developing a Back Injury? C. Commercial Section 3: Prevention A. Assessing the Lift B. What Do You Think? C. Proper Lifting D. Proper Carrying E. Back Safety in the Workplace F. What Can You Do? G. Back and Core Exercises H. Back Stretches I. Posture, Posture, Posture Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. References
Merl Miller, ATC, CIE, CPE, has over 20 years of injury prevention experience. He has worked with companies in numerous industries and has held a variety of health and safety-related positions, including positions in occupational health, employee wellness, and risk management. He is a leading expert in the field and holds the distinguished Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) credential. Disclosure: Merl Miller, ATC, CIE, CPE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Lynda Welch, RN
Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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