Back Injury and Lifting

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.

Variants:
  1. Teachers and Admin - 18 minutes
    This version is designed for teachers and administrators.
  2. Support Staff (en español) - 21 minutes
    This version is designed for all Spanish-speaking support staff.
  3. Support Staff - 20 minutes
    This version is designed for support staff.
  4. Full Course - 21 minutes
    This version is designed for all school staff.
  5. Custodial and Maintenance (en español) - 22 minutes
    Este curso está dirigido a todo el personal de la escuela.
  6. Custodial and Maintenance - 16 minutes
    This version is designed for school custodial and maintenance staff to help prevent back injuries
  7. Full Course (en Espanol) - 20 minutes
    Full Course (en Espanol)
  8. Transportation - 25 minutes
    This version is designed for school bus drivers to help prevent back injuries
  9. Nutrition Services - 25 minutes
    This version is designed for food service staff to help prevent back injuries
Course Authors
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.