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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.