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To The Point About Back Safety – ETP11

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1
Sitting and standing for long periods of time without maintaining your back’s natural “S” curve can be just as harmful to your back as improper lifting.
2
What should you do prior to lifting a load?
3
Almost everyone experiences some type of back pain in their lives.
4
When preparing to lift a load, you should take a narrow stance and bend at your knees.
5
If you need to change directions while carrying a load, you should turn by moving your feet.
6
Most back problems are caused by a single, traumatic event.
7
When sitting, your ankles, knees, thighs and elbows should be angled toward the floor.
8
The spine is composed of ______ cylindrical bones called vertebrae.
9
The two lower discs in the spine are involved in most of the heavy lifting we do.