Back Safety In Healthcare Environments: For Office and Maintenance Personnel

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Back injuries can happen to anyone in any workplace, including a healthcare environment. While the number of back injuries will never be eliminated, incorporating this course as part of a comprehensive workplace safety training and ergonomics initiative is an important step to protect and educate employees. The course covers how the back works and various kinds of back injuries. Employees are show best practices for adopting better posture, lifting safely, and taking care of their backs all the time. Utilize this course with all your staff, especially those who are lifting and moving heavier materials as part of their duties, to help prevent back injuries.


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