Back Injury Prevention and Safe Lifting Techniques FAQs

Course Overview
Back Injury Prevention and Safe Lifting Techniques is an intermediate online safety course that offers training in back disorders, pre-lift considerations and proper lift technique. This prevention course will cover what employees should know before moving, handling and storing materials. In addition, you will be instructed on proper precautions, safe work practices and recommended lifting techniques.

Intended Audience
Back Injury Prevention and Lifting Training is designed for all General Industry employees, including managers who are responsible for workplace safety and health according to OSHA regulations. This course is especially relevant for those working in:

Warehousing and Distribution
Property Management
Retail Services
Trade and Transportation
Learning Objectives
This back injury prevention online course will focus on the generally accepted safe work practices for lifting and back injury prevention. You will also be shown legal requirements for ensuring safety to the highest possible standard in the workplace. When finished, you will have been given the tools to be able to recognize the potential hazards, precautions, and safeguards to prevent injury and damage in the workplace.

Course Topics

Introduction to Back Injury Prevention
Back Disorders
Prevention of Back Disorders
Pre-lift Basics
The Lift
Summary of Safe Lifting Techniques
Back Injury Prevention and Lifting
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Features and Benefits
ClickSafety’s Back Injury Prevention and Safe Lifting Techniques online course offers guidance on how to use the correct body mechanics to prevent injury when lifting. After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

Understand that back disorders are avoidable with exercise, weight control and posture
Use the correct lifting techniques to help prevent painful and possibly permanent injury on your back
Locate additional resources on back care, lifting and general ergonomics