COURSE: Back Injury Prevention Safety Lifting

COMPLIANCE REFERENCE: T8 CCR 3203

DURATION OF COURSE: 1 1/2 hours

PROGRAM GOALS
The goal of this program is to increase the participant's knowledge of safe lifting techniques and other ways to prevent back strains and injuries.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of this course, the participant will be acquainted with the following information.

  • Types of back injuries
  • Preventing back injuries both at the time of the lift and in physical conditioning Lifting properly in different lifting situations
  • Practical steps to safe lifting.
  • Mechanical aids for lifting, securing loads, hand trucks, straps and ropes
  • Awkward lifting
  • Exercises to strengthen the back
  • When to get help
  • Multiple person lifting and carrying
  • Demonstrations of safe lifting

At the conclusion of the class, each participant will take a written examination and complete a course evaluation.