Considering how many different bones and muscles are connected to the human back, you understand why it is one of the body’s most susceptible areas to injury. And when these injuries happen, productive employees may miss valuable time that can hurt your organization’s bottom line.
If you would like to educate employees on back injury prevention, TargetSolutions offers several valuable resources. In addition to an online training course that educates employees on improving back safety – as well as a pre-built, customizable assessment that helps identify risks – this month’s top video inside Community Resources addresses this important issue.
“Back Safety” is a 20-minute video that teaches viewers necessary precautions for protecting their backs. After viewing this informative video, employees will learn how the back works, various types of back pains, and tips for preventing injuries through proper lifting techniques and ergonomics.
With back pain leading to 34 percent of lost workdays, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is critical your organization trains employees on ergonomics.
To view this video inside Community Resources, please log in to your organization’s TargetSolutions site and search “Back Safety” under the Community Resources tab. If you have any questions, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.
The video, which was posted in January of 2014 by the City of Roseville, Calif., and is currently being used by four different organizations, makes a key point that caring for the back is a 24/7 job that lasts a lifetime. Back injuries can result from various activities including improper heavy lifting and repetitive movements.