This back pain management online course provides office managers with the knowledge they need to support the back health of their employees. It covers the common reasons for back pain and how ergonomics and human factors at work play a role in common back issues. It also examines practical solutions and the current medical guidance related to back care for office workers.
Back problems and musculoskeletal disorders are extremely common for anyone working in an office environment. Managers and supervisors have a duty to implement procedures that help employees protect themselves from back injury at work.
The office environment is one that is prone to back injury. Poor posture and incorrect set up of display screen equipment can contribute to the development of a variety of back health issues.
These issues are a major contributor to both work absence and productivity loss. Employees experiencing back pain sometimes require extended time-off. Managers and supervisors must put into place practical measures that protect employee back health in an office environment. These measures must be based on current medical guidance in order to provide maximum risk prevention.
This health and safety e-learning course aim to enable participants to take practical steps to prevent back injury, manage back pain, and promote back health in an office environment. It also discusses how to safely use a computer over an extended period of time with minimal risk to back health.
This online course covers the following sections:
- Back Pain at Work – The Facts
- Principles of Managing Back Pain
- How Your Style Affects Your Message
This online health and safety training course is intended for anyone in a managerial position in an office environment or responsible for the health and safety of office workers.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain basic facts about back pain and injury prevention
- Explain the principles of back pain management in offices
- Use practical approaches to back pain management
- Analyze a workspace for potential sources of back injury
Choosing Human Focus for this online course offers the following benefits:
- RoSPA assured
- Supports compliance with health and safety regulations
- High-quality video content with clear voice-over
- Short, informative, and interactive content
- Mini interactive quizzes support retention
- Easy tracking of trainee progress
- Certificate supplied upon completion
Users need to score at least an 80% on the end of course assessment to earn the certification. They are given multiple attempts to pass the test.
A RoSPA assured certificate issued by Human Focus upon completion of training course
Back pain can be managed by recognizing workplace hazards, applying practical guidance to manage the identified hazards, and following up to ensure that existing procedures and recommendations are as effective as possible.
Ergonomic chairs are vital to back health in offices. Employees desiring an ergonomic chair should arrange a meeting with their boss to discuss their needs for an ergonomic chair.
The employee should provide any relevant information in this meeting, including medical reports or doctor’s recommendations. Since employers have a duty to protect employee health and safety, an employee’s request for an ergonomic chair should be considered extremely reasonable.
Some 90% of adults experience back pain or injury in their lifetime, so it’s almost certain that at least some employees will be dealing with back pain at some point. Back pain can lead directly to work absence, lower employee retention rates, and loss of focus during work.
Employers should take employee back health very seriously, and work to prevent employee back injury whenever possible.