Back and Safety Ergonomics

Course Name

Back and Safety Ergonomics

Contact Hours: 2

Course Description

Although back injuries account for no work-related deaths, they do account for a significant amount of human suffering, loss of productivity, and economic burden on compensation systems. Back disorders are one of the leading causes of disability for people in their working years and afflict over 600,000 employees each year. The frequency and economic impact of back injuries and disorders on the workforce are expected to increase over the next several decades as the average age of the workforce increases and medical costs go up.

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated and students retain access for one year from the date of enrollment.

Outcome

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of back safety.

  • Describe how to prevent injuries and reporting requirements in the workplace.

  • Understand the ergonomic solutions to control hazards.

Assessment

Each module contains numerous Knowledge Checks along the way to help you measure your understanding.  At the end of each module there is a final quiz. A score of 80% or higher is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Outline

Intro to OSHA

  • Why is OSHA Important to You?

  • What Rights Do You Have Under OSHA?
  • What Responsibilities Does Your Employer Have Under OSHA?
  • What Do the OSHA Standards Say?
  • How are OSHA Inspections Conducted?
  • Where Can You Go For Help?

Back Safety Ergonomics

  • Back Safety Overview

  • Overview of Ergonomics
  • Solutions to Control Hazards
  • Training and Enforcement
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