Discovering the Root of your Back Story: Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries (December 10, 2020)

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.


Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify causes of back injuries/pain
  2. Explain and utilize strategies to prevent back injuries/pain
  3. Describe and utilize proper lifting techniques
  4. Describe effects of whole body vibration (WBV)
  5. Apply strategies for maintaining back health
  6. Recall ways to manage chronic pain

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.


Categories: Musculoskeletal