Environmental Training Courses

Environmental

Back Injury and Lifting

This course tackles the costly problem of back injury by providing practical instruction on back injury prevention as well as a variety of safe lifting techniques. We also address the challenges faced by the aging workforce and behavior modification.

Category: Environmental Authors: James Vaughan, Joanette Lima, Karl Sommer III Variants:
  1. Teachers and Admin - 16 minutes
    This version is designed for teachers and administrators.
  2. Support Staff (en español) - 19 minutes
    This version is designed for all Spanish-speaking support staff.
  3. Custodial and Maintenance (en español) - 20 minutes
    Este curso está dirigido a todo el personal de la escuela.
  4. Support Staff - 18 minutes
    This version is designed for support staff.
  5. Custodial and Maintenance - 14 minutes
    This version is designed for school custodial and maintenance staff to help prevent back injuries
  6. Full Course - 19 minutes
    This version is designed for all school staff.
  7. Full Course (en Espanol) - 20 minutes
    Full Course (en Espanol)
  8. Transportation - 20 minutes
    This version is designed for school bus drivers to help prevent back injuries
  9. Nutrition Services - 20 minutes
    This version is designed for food service staff to help prevent back injuries

Expert Authors for Back Injury and Lifting

James Vaughan

James Vaughan is president of Today's Resources, Inc., a full-service safety and health consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of direct OSHA compliance and loss-control experience and holds a BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Kentucky University.

James Vaughan is president of Today's Resources, Inc., a full-service safety and health consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of direct OSHA compliance and loss-control experience and holds a BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Kentucky University.

Joanette Lima

Joanette Lima, PT, MS, CPE, has worked with a variety of industries to develop and implement effective strategies for ergonomic risk reduction and injury prevention, including workplace design, furniture and equipment selection, and management and employee training. She has been a certified professional ergonomist since 1996, holds a BS in Physical Therapy and earned an MS in Exercise Science. In addition to her consulting work, she teaches ergonomics at the university level. She is affiliated with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Joanette Lima, PT, MS, CPE, has worked with a variety of industries to develop and implement effective strategies for ergonomic risk reduction and injury prevention, including workplace design, furniture and equipment selection, and management and employee training. She has been a certified professional ergonomist since 1996, holds a BS in Physical Therapy and earned an MS in Exercise Science. In addition to her consulting work, she teaches ergonomics at the university level. She is affiliated with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Karl Sommer III

Karl Sommer III has more than 14 years of safety experience, including acting as executive director of the Columbus (OH) Chamber of Commerce Safety Council and the National Safety Council Central Ohio Chapter. His responsibilities included the coordination/presentation of numerous training courses and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Workers' Compensation group rating program. Karl holds an MS in Safety and Health Management from West Virginia University.

Karl Sommer III has more than 14 years of safety experience, including acting as executive director of the Columbus (OH) Chamber of Commerce Safety Council and the National Safety Council Central Ohio Chapter. His responsibilities included the coordination/presentation of numerous training courses and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Workers' Compensation group rating program. Karl holds an MS in Safety and Health Management from West Virginia University.