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Work environment is the most common place were lower back injuries occur. These injuries are commonly associated with heavy physical work, lifting, bending and twisting, It is usually experienced as a sudden sharp persisting pain or dull, achy pain. Poor posture is recognised as a factor in these injuries.
According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Furthermore, one-fourth of all WSIB compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries, costing employers billions of dollars. These figures do not begin to reflect the pain andsuffering employees experience as a result of their injuries.
Back injuries are exceedingly painful. They are difficult to heal, and they have an effect upon everything a person does. If you have ever experienced a back injury, you already know this. What you may not know is that after you have experienced one back injury, you are much more likely to experience another one sometime during your lifetime. It is important to learntechniques and procedures that may help you prevent a reoccurrence.
If, on the other hand, you are lucky enough to have never injured your back, you can do yourself a big favour by learning how to prevent one in the future. By learning proper lifting techniques and the basics of back safety, you may be able to save yourself a lot of pain and a lifetime of low back problems.
Union Ergonomics is an authorized provider of Back Safety Education Program. We can show you how to prevent low back injuries. It will cost you nothing to take this one hour long program. The Back Safety Education Program offered at our clinic is approved by Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Board.
This safety education program covers proper lifting techniques and procedures at various workplace scenarios as well as low back injury prevention and safety practices. In addition, it addresses how lifestyle choices and daily physical activities can contribute to low back injuries and problems. Using an innovative health and safety training approach this versatile informative training program helps employees build new habits that will lead to improved health, fitness, safety and better productivity at the workplace.
Union Ergonomics has been authorized by Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Board to issue safety certificates to workers upon completion of the Back Safety Educational Program. This hour long educational program is offered free of charge to all workers. To make an appointment please call (905) 456-7444.