Strain Injury Prevention Overview. Back Activities. Reaching, bending over, sitting Skiing, hiking, bike riding Playing with your children and grandchildren Working and feeling productive. Back Safety Goals. Back injury and injury prevention Lifting techniques Quiz. Back Statistics.
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1. More back injuries occur at work than at home. True or False
2. Poor __________ can cause back pain by disrupting the back’s natural curve.
3. Name 2 things to check before attempting to lift a load: _________________, __________________.
4. Lifting with your legs is necessary only when attempting to lift heavy loads. True or False
5. Describe 2 of the more common back injuries: __________________, __________________.
6.A “weekend warrior” might incur a back injury because his back is not _______________________.
7. When conducting a team lift, the first thing you should do is _______________________________.
8. Back injuries are usually the result of a single traumatic event. True or False
9. Name some of the material handling equipment that your company has available: __________________.
10. Is your back more suited for pushing or pulling a load? ___________________________________
1.False. More back injuries occur at home. That’s why we also need to consider our backs when away from work.
2. Poor posture disrupts the back’s natural curves.
3. Size up or evaluate the load, clear the pathway.
4. False. Lifting incorrectly even with light loads constitutes back abuse.
5. Strained muscle, sprained or torn ligament, bulging disk, herniated or ruptured disk.
6.The “weekend warrior’s” back is usually not properly conditioned for strenuous work.
7.Designating a lift leader help to coordinate the lift to keep all participants safe.
8. False. Back injuries are usually the result of years of abuse until the weakened back snaps.
9. Material handling equipment might include: cart, forklift, handtruck, pallet jack, conveyor, hoist.
10. The back has more strength pushing than it does when pulling.