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Webinar: Prevention of Back Injuries
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Presenter: Dan Neenan, MBA, Paramedic
Director, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

Summary

Back injuries are one of the most common forms of farm-related injuries, so protecting the back is one of the most important things a producer can do to stay active on the farm. Men and women are both prone to work-related back pain and the first episode usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40. Training will focus on effects of whole body vibration, causes of back injuries/pain, how to prevent back injuries/pain, and other considerations.

Intended Audience: This training is intended primarily for health and safety professionals including but not limited to owner/operators, safety officers or specialists, managers, supervisors, safety coordinators, health safety and environmental interns and any person or persons who serve as safety personnel in an agricultural setting. 

Objectives 
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will: 

  • Identify causes of back injuries/pain
  • Explain and utilize strategies to prevent back injuries/pain
  • Describe and utilize proper lifting techniques
  • Describe effects of whole body vibration (WBV)
  • Apply strategies for maintaining back health
  • Recall ways to manage chronic pain
Register here

Registration for this event will take place in the AgriSafe Learning Lab. If you are not currently an AgriSafe member, you can still register by setting up a free account (click on Create Account).

This material was produced under grant number SH-05172-SH9 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 


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