Back Safety and Injury Prevention - Australia

  • 4 topics | 25m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Back injuries are an all-too-common occurrence and a preventable workplace injury. In this course, you'll be introduced to job-specific hazards that contribute to preventable back injuries, along with ergonomic considerations and safe work practices that minimise the risk of back injuries in the workplace. These course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • identify task-specific hazards that contribute to preventable back injuries
  • identify attributes of good posture while sitting
  • identify ways to minimise back injuries
  • recognise safe and unsafe lifting techniques
  • identify elements of an ergonomic workstation
  • identify examples of engineering controls
  • identify examples of administrative controls


  • Back Injury Hazards in the Workplace
  • Basics of Good Posture
  • Take Care of Your Back
  • Controls to Eliminate or Reduce Hazards