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SAFETY

SAF100 - Back Safety (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care employees will be able to increase their knowledge and skills for protecting their back from injury when working with individuals who require assistance with moving and lifting. Objectives: 1. Increase your awareness of the significance of back injuries in the workforce; 2.Briefly describe the structure of the back; 3. List frequent causes of back pain; 4. Explain techniques to prevent back injuries; 5. Discuss proper body mechanics; 6. Identify specific changes needed in the workplace to improve employee safety; 7. Define the principles of ergonomics. Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.