For many employees, back injuries are something that “happens to the other person… not to me.” Yet four out of five people will experience some type of back problems during their lives. And many back injuries are caused by common activities experienced both on and off the job… such as lifting, climbing, reaching, etc.
NSC’s training products on “Back Safety” emphasize the importance of overall back care, both at work and at home, including exercises and weight control. Topics covered in these products include:
- How the back works.
- Common types and causes of back injuries.
- Effects of back injuries.
- Injury prevention and safety practices.
- Proper lifting techniques.