BackBack Care and Material Handling

Course Details & Objectives

References:
Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1

O. Reg. 213/91: CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851: INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS

 

Why ?
Low Back injuries are the most common cause of lost time injuries in the workplace reported at 17% according to 2013 WSIB statistics. Although the injuries are on a slow decline the chances of repeated injuries after an initial injury is still a risk. This risk of repeated injury can be reduced by approaching all materials handling with a safe work plan that will reduce the chances of a back injury. Repeated bending forward or back, awkward posture, twisting, heavy lifting, carrying loads over rough or uneven ground and prolonged vibration exposure can all contribute to back pain and injury. while back injuries are a problem in every industry where workers depend on bodies to get the job done. Unfortunately, once back pain is experienced, the chances of it recurring increase greatly.

 

To reduce back injuries on the job, a preventive program is necessary. An effective program will cover points such as anatomy, risk factors, workplace posture, lifting techniques, ergonomics and exercise. This training is intended to provide the basic information for an effective back care program.

 

Course outline:

1. Introduction.

2. Spine and muscles.

3. Risk factors for low back injury.

4. Back care & ergonomics.

5. Materials handling equipment.

6. Operating heavy equipment.

7. Exercise program.

8. Summary & common question about back care.

9. Quiz.

 

Duration: 1 to 2 hours.
Language option: English.


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