Back injuries can be controlled and prevented! They are not and should not be accepted as a cost of doing business!
Written in plain language for the industrial professional, this book presents back injury prevention methods that have proven effective for cost containment. Such techniques include the 5-year back attack, the Olympic weight lifting model applied to the industrial setting. Training styles, and concepts for a proper educational format are also emphasized.
The author draws on literature from around the world and his own experience of over 20 years of treating and preventing back pain and neck pain in presenting information in this book. Several case studies prove that back injuries can be prevented, which can save hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours of lost work. This book will prove essential for helping trainers, safety specialists, ergonomists, industrial hygienists, and other industry personnel to implement the best cure for back pain-prevention!
Table of Contents
1. A 56-Billion Dollar Problem 2. Failures of Traditional Approaches to Back Injury 3. Direct Access. A Profession is Born 4. Back Pain is not a Cost of Doing Business 5. Companies That Care, Educate 6. Education - Keep it Simple, Keep it Fun 7. Training the Trainers 8. The Right Lifting Model for Your Back School 9. The Right Commitment Gets Results 10. Practical Ergonomics: Simple Workplace Changes 11. Advanced Training 12. Flex and Stretch 13. Controlling Medical Costs 14. Keeping Trainers and Supervisors Motivated 15. Change is Constant.