Back Safety

Back injuries are a painful, sometimes debilitating, problem in many industries. Back strains can often be avoided by reducing the size or weight of materials handled by employees, by using mechanical aids such as hoists, conveyors or hydraulic lifts, and by making certain that employees are well-trained in lifting techniques. But the key to back care lies with the individual worker. Everyone should be a back care "expert” and the following information has been compiled to help you avoid a back injury:

What is Your Back IQ? (Word)
Lift It Twice (Word)
Save Your Back When Working in Awkward Positions (Word)
Back Injury Prevention Tips (Word)
Lifting (PowerPoint)