Did you know that back injuries account for nearly 20% of all injuries and illnesses in the workplace and cost the nation an estimated 20 to 50 billion dollars per year? OSHA reports that in 2004, a total of 401,000 nonfatal injuries and illnesses were incurred by workers in the construction industry. The back was the part of the body most frequently injured. Back injuries and other cumulative trauma disorders can be associated with such activities as manual material handling, hand tool usage, awkward postures and prolonged equipment operation. This 1-hour interactive online course helps you learn how to protect yourself and those around you from back pain, and how to properly treat back ailments should they arise.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
•Describe the diagnosis and treatment of back pain
•Discuss the right ways to move to prevent back injury
•Identify the most common causes of back pain
Upon a successful pass, you will be issued with a Printable Certificate of Competence valid for 1 Year.