Back Safety

Keeping your back strong and healthy not only means fewer aches and pains; it also means greater resistance to injury and faster recovery if you do sustain an injury.

Keep your back -- and your other joints, tendons and bones -- in good shape by following safe work practices and maintaining good overall health.

The following topic areas will provide an overview on the causes of back pain, tips for avoiding injury, and good liftting technique (Courtesy of UCLA Ergonomics Program).

UCLA Ergonomics Injury Prevention – Back Safety

Tips: How to Save Your Back

The Basics of Good Lifting

Sitting vs. Standing Work

Sleeping Posture

Why Back Pain Happens