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September 21, 2023


1 week, 3 days

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1 week, 3 days

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1 week, 3 days


Lifting and Back Injury Prevention for General Industry is an intermediate online safety course that offers training in back disorders, pre-lift considerations and proper lift technique. This prevention course will cover what employees should know before moving, handling and storing materials. In addition, you will be instructed on proper precautions, safe work practices and recommended lifting techniques.

Training Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Back Injuries are Caused by
  3. Lifting and Carrying
  4. Warm Exercises
  5. Test weight of the load
  6. Ask for help
  7. Awkward Load
  8. Push Do not pull
  9. Lower back in an arched position
  10. Lifting
  11. Steps to prevent back injuries
  12. Carrying weight
  13. Lowering weight
  14. Use an assistive device wherever possible
  15. Assistive device
  16. Shovelling, Raking and Mopping
  17. Back Safety Squat Exercise
  18. Lifting Methods
  19. One arm Load
  20. Awkward Object
  21. Lowering from a high place
  22. What is wrong with the picture
Additional Units are consistent with videos clips and understanding global standards to improve the safe delivery of services.

Intended Audience

Lifting and Back Injury Prevention is designed for all General Industry employees, including managers who are responsible for workplace safety and health according to OSHA regulations. This course is especially relevant for those working in:
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Property Management
  • Construction
  • Retail Services
  • Hospitality
  • Trade and Transportation

Learning Objectives

This lifting and back injury prevention online course will focus on the generally accepted safe work practices for lifting and back injury prevention. You will also be shown legal requirements for ensuring safety to the highest possible standard in the workplace. When finished, you will have been given the tools to be able to recognize the potential hazards, precautions, and safeguards to prevent injury and damage in the workplace.

Course Curriculum

    • Back Safety Introduction 00:05:00
    • Back Injury Causes 00:10:00
    • Lifting and Carrying 00:05:00
    • Warm Up Exercises 00:05:00
    • Test Weight of the Load 00:05:00
    • Ask for Help 00:05:00
    • Awkward Load 00:05:00
    • Push Do Not Pull 00:05:00
    • Lower Back In An Arched Position 00:05:00
    • Lifting 00:20:00
    • Steps to Prevent Back Injuries 00:10:00
    • WB- Carrying Weight 00:07:00
    • Lowering Weight 00:10:00
    • Use an Assistive Device Whenever Possible 00:10:00
    • Assistive Devices 00:05:00
    • Shoveling, Raking and Mopping 00:05:00
    • Back Safety Squat Exercises 00:15:00
    • Lifting Methods 00:13:00
    • Awkward Object 00:04:00
    • Lowering from a High Place 00:15:00
    • What’s Wrong in This Picture 00:15:00
    • BSW Quiz 00:45:00

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