Global Safety Principles: Back Safety and Injury Prevention 2.0

  • 4 topics | 15m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course is designed to raise awareness of workplace hazards that can cause back injuries and to equip employees to protect themselves from preventable back injuries. It covers job-specific hazards that contribute to preventable back injuries, the characteristics of healthy posture, and specific ways to minimize the risk of back injuries. It also covers workplace controls, including engineering, administrative, and work practice controls, that can help minimize back injuries. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by New Level Safety Limited, a professional services company specializing in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify job-specific hazards that contribute to preventable back injuries
  • select attributes of a proper posture
  • identify ways to minimize back injuries
  • cite examples of controls for preventing back injuries


  • Job-specific Hazards
  • Proper Posture
  • Maintaining a Healthy Back
  • Control Methods