According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year and back injuries account for one in five work-place injuries or illnesses. Further, one-fourth of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries costing industry billions of dollars on top of the pain and suffering borne by employees.
This class goes beyond basic back safety awareness and lifting. It provides proper techniques and important preventive measures workers can incorporate when performing even routine tasks. The class covers a wide variety of workplace environments providing real-world scenarios that demonstrate routine tasks common in most industries that can lead to back in-jury if done incorrectly.
This class qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC's Safety Council Rebate Program.