Proper Lifting & Back Safety

Lifting-related injuries are among the most common work-related injuries across the country. This course outlines proper lifting technique and highlights the most likely scenarios in which a Y employee will sustain an injury.

Course Specifics

  • Estimated Course Duration: 15 minutes
  • Compliance Period: 1 year
  • Number of Modules: 2

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Course Outline

Rules for Safe Lifting

  • Size up the load you’re lifting
  • Know the path you’ll take
  • Feet and knees should be shoulder width apart
  • Keep your back straight
  • Keep the item close to your body
  • Don’t lift something too heavy or too large by yourself
  • Use lifting aids whenever possible

Opportunities for Injury

The course outlines the most likely opportunities for a Y employee to sustain an injury while working in the following departments:

  • Aquatics
  • Childcare
  • Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Summer Camp and Day Camp