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Webinar: Discovering the Root of Your Back Story: Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries
Tuesday, December 08, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Discovering the Root of Your Back Story: Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries

Back injuries are one of the most common forms of farm-related injuries. Protection of the spine and related musculature is one of the most important steps a producer can do to remain active on the farm. Men and women are equally prone to work-related back pain and the first episode usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40. Training will focus on whole body vibration, causes of back injuries/pain, doable strategies to prevent injuries/pain, and other considerations.

Intended Audience: Farm/Ranch owner and operators, health and safety professionals, 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.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify causes of Agricultural related back injuries/pain
2. Cite and utilize strategies to prevent back injuries/pain
3. Describe and utilize proper lifting techniques as well as producer targeted stretching and conditioning exercises for the back.
4. Describe effects of whole body vibration (WBV)
5. Apply strategies for maintaining back health
6. Recall ways to manage chronic pain

Dan Neenan, MBA -joined the NECAS staff in August of 2002 as Director, Dan is a Paramedic Specialist, Firefighter II and EMS instructor. He currently is a member of the Iowa Propane board. Vice Chair of the Dubuque County Emergency Management Commission, Treasurer, Dubuque County EMS.

Linda Emanuel R.N. is the Community Health Nurse with AgriSafe Network. She engages with the agriculture community as a health care advocate and educator. She develops webinars, on-site presentations, and resources to enhance learning in health and safety topics for the agricultural workforce.

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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. 

Contact: Natalie Roy - [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]