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Back Injury Responsibility

A video showing the anatomical structure and function of the back. It describes the most common reasons for back injury including improper lifting and provides instruction on the mechanics of lifting correctly.

1997, 10 minutes.

VHS English  
How to Control Your Back Pain

This video describes the pain cycle of the injured back and the causes of this injury. It also includes information about the prevention of back injury.

1997, 10 minutes.

VHS English  
Ergonomics: A Weight Off Your Shoulders

This video describes the common causes of back strain and shows ways to reduce or eliminate this cumulative trauma disorder.

1997, 13 minutes.

VHS English  
Back Safety for Shipping and Receiving Employees

Covers opening and closing trailer doors, team lifting, moving pallets, pulling carts, squat stocking, lifting propane tanks, and more.

1998, 40 minutes.

VHS - Kit English  
Back Safety for Truck Drivers

Covers sitting/driving, getting in and out of the cab, pushing, handling hoods, lifting rear doors, pulling or loading hand trucks, handling lift gates, and more.

1998, 40 minutes.

VHS - Kit English  
Seven Minute Solutions: Understanding Back Safety

From the Seven Minute Safety series, this video looks at issues that can cause back problems such as: improper lifting techniques; excessive or repetitive twisting, bending, and reaching; and, lifting heavy loads. Also covers when to use mechanical equipment to lift objects.

2002, 7 minutes.

VHS - Kit English  
Industrial Ergonomics

Instructs employees to recognize common ergonomic problems in industrial environments and to apply practical solutions to these problems. Covers body anatomy, ergonomic problems caused by certain types of movements, parts of the body most often affected, practical solutions to ergonomic problems, and stress release and warm-up exercises.

1991, 17 minutes.

VHS English  
Industrial Ergonomics: What Supervisors Need to Know

Provides an overview of ergonomics, the signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders, and associated risk factors.

1994, 15 minutes.

VHS - Kit English  
Understanding Industrial Ergonomics

Introduces employees to the principles of ergonomics and explains how to apply them at work. Examines activity-based risks, such as poor body position, repetition, and duration. Offers ways of preventing ergonomics injuries.

1994, 10 minutes.

VHS English  
Materials Handling

Shows how to properly push, pull, carry, lift, and lower materials. Stresses planning before handling materials, suggesting that employees consider options, plan routes, stretch properly, and use mechanical aids where possible. Also reviews proper lifting techniques, and encourages employees to vary their workload to allow for rest periods.

1998, 10 minutes.

VHS - Kit English  
Ergonomics: Solving the Puzzle

This program addresses: creating a successful ergonomics program; changing your workplace; and, reducing repetitive motion injuries. Produced in 2004, the DVD is an updated version of the video, but covers the same content.

2004, 19 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Shoveling Safety

Five-minute tailgate video that briefly addresses the body mechanics involved in shoveling, ergonomic approaches to shoveling, breaking old habits and preventing injuries, types of shovels and tool maintenance.

1997, 5 minutes.

VHS English  
Lifting Patients from Chairs

This DVD takes a detailed look at how to move a patient from a bed to a wheelchair. It also discusses how move a patient from a wheelchair to a treatment table, and what to do if the patient falls. Notes the importance of keeping your spine strong and flexible.

2007, 7 minutes.

DVD English  
Lifting Patients from Beds

Addresses the need for keeping your spine strong and flexible, and the importance of good body mechanics. Covers a variety of techniques for moving patients from beds by using assistive devices such as draw sheets, slide boards and trapezes.

2000, 12 minutes.

DVD English  
Loading/Unloading Trailers

This video discusses daily truck inspection, securing loads, when and how to use a winch, and proper PPE. Instructs individuals who load and unload trailers. Covers safe lifting, safety precautions when driving on or off a trailer with lift equipment, and more.

1997, 13 minutes.

VHS English  
Back Care for Public Agencies

A video aimed primarily at public agency workers, this program looks at a variety of safety lifting techniques for those involved in shoveling, breaking, and general heavy lifting of items such as bags of concrete and pipes.  It discusses the “power zone” and how to lift safely by using your legs rather than your back.

1992, 11 minutes.

VHS English  
Back Safety for Material Handlers

This DVD covers the following back safety topics: back structure, repetitive stress and reverse stretching, proper lifting, vehicles and back safety, using hand trucks, warning signs of back injury, and proper lifting techniques.

2004, 18 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Safety 101: Back Safety - Lift Well, Live Well

This program shows how you can avoid back pain when you use your head and remember to protect your back from injury. Topics include: back basics; warning signs; positive steps; proper lifting; and exercise.

2001, 15 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Ergonomics: The 24-Hour Body

This DVD discusses the fact that ergonomically safe practices need to apply at home as well as work in order for employees to keep themselves safe. Topics covered include: practical solutions to potential strains, how staying in your "safety zone" protects your body, and off-the-job safety procedures.

2001, 19 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Strains and Sprains: Avoiding the Pain

Sprains and strains cause lost time, reduce wages and disrupt employee health and productivity. This DVD explains how strains and sprains occur, how to recognize their warning signs and how to minimize them with proper posture, exercises and other simple adjustments. Topics include: good body mechanics, guidelines for safe lifting and carrying, PPE, and using the right tools for the job.

2009, 18 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese