Low back pain is the most common work-related medical problem in the United States and the second most common reason for doctor visits among U.S. citizens. It affects more than 20 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability among people ages 19 – 45.
Low back is the No. 1 leading cause of missed work days, costing Americans $60 billion per year in treatments and American businesses about $15 billion annually. It’s estimated that at least 80 percent of all Americans will experience some form of low back pain at some point in their lives.
Loss time due to Back Injuries:
- Injuries and illnesses to the back made up 62% of the days-away-from-work cases
- Back injuries account for nearly 20% of all injuries and illnesses in the workplace injuries and illnesses in the workplace
- Back injuries cost the nation an estimated 20 to 50 billion dollars per year
- On stairways alone, falls result in over two million disabling injuries yearly
This course is intended to help prevent back injuries and educate students on proper techniques and definitions that follow manual lifting.
At the end of this course, you will have 2 attempts to achieve an 80% or above on the final exam to receive your Certificate of Achievement! Enjoy the course, and please fill out the survey at the end!