Back Safety Awareness – OSHA Standards
General & Construction Industry
No prerequisites are required to sit this course.
LO1: Outline common causes of back injuries
LO2: Describe preventative measures to reduce the risk of back injuries
- Safe lifting techniques
- Know the weight and shape
- Pushing and pulling
LO3: Illustrate how to maintain good posture when lifting
- Good posture
- The wall test
LO4: Describe how to maintain good health to facilitate lifting
- Exercise and stretching
LO5: Describe reactive measures to reduce the risk of back injuries
- The aim of this course is to inform delegates about the common causes of back injuries and outline preventative and reactive measures that can be taken to avoid them.
- Employers should provide additional training when a new hazard/procedure/condition or piece of equipment is introduced into the workplace or “unscheduled” refresher training is recommended as directed to address inadequacies in knowledge and to address unsafe acts/deviations from procedures.
The assessment is taken during the course and is within the expected duration.