Back Safety

Organization: CHA Seminars

Created by: Missy Stagner


The healthcare environment is a high-risk area for back pain and injury. Nursing personnel and aides suffer more back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) than does any other occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Fortunately, proper posture, body mechanics, and regular exercise, along with appropriate use of lifting equipment and devices, can help reduce the risk of back injury for healthcare providers.


  • Prevalence and cost of back pain and injury among workers in the United States
  • Risk factors for back injury
  • Basic spinal anatomy and physiology
  • Safe operation of the spine during sleeping, sitting, standing, and lifting
  • Differences between lifting an object and lifting or transferring a resident
  • Safe practices for resident handling
  • Importance of proper posture and regular exercise for back health
  • What to do in the event of a work-related back injury

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