Welcome to your Back Safety In-Service More than _________ workers suffer from back injuries every year. Five hundred. A thousand. Five thousand. A million. Back injuries lead to which of the following? Significant amount of suffering. Loss of productivity. Economic burden from missed work days and worker compensation claims. All of the above. Which of the following puts you at risk for back pain? Moving into middle age. Poor physical condition. Overweight. All of the above. Sleeping can lead to back pain if: The mattress is too soft. People sleep in a bad position. Both of the answers above. None of the above. To avoid back pain when driving, you should: Put your arm out the window. Position your car's seat so that your hips and knees are bent. Put both hands on the steering wheel. Make sure you drive a sports car with bucket seats. Before lifting a heavy object, you should: Estimate its weight. Use a hand truck or dolly if its too heavy for you to lift safely. Stand close to the load, facing the way you need to move. All of the above. If an object is over your head: Use a sturdy ladder or movable stairs to put yourself in the best possible position to retrieve it. Use a stick to knock it down. Stand on a kitchen chair to try and wobble it off the shelf. Get someone else to do it. See a doctor that treats back pain if you have: Numbness or tingling feeling. Severe pain that does not improve with rest. Pain after a fall or an injury. All of the above. Acupuncture is a procedure that: Uses thin needles to relieve pain and restore health. Involves surgery. Never helps. None of the above. Back safety belts: Always help you lift better. Have not been proven to provide back safety when lifting. Are supported by OSHA. Need a prescription for purchasing one. Time is Up!