Working in the construction industry places great stress on workers’ spines, especially if they’re not utilizing proper body mechanics to perform their work duties. This comprehensive Back Safety for Construction Personnel training video has been designed by leading industrial back safety expert, Dr. Richard Bunch. Many days were spent at building sites, road jobs, and maintenance shops analyzing and videotaping the ergonomic positions required by personnel to perform daily operational tasks (i.e. lifting materials, using jackhammers, shoveling and raking, operation heavy equipment, and turning wrenches.) This dynamic video demonstrates the safe working postures and strengthening exercises that your employees must use in order to help eliminate lost time, injuries, and costly litigation.
Your best line of defense is training, and through the use of this program, an 80% success rate of lowering back injuries in employees has been achieved!
The first part of this two-part video begins by explaining the workings of the spine and discs, and how employees can change their daily work and leisure habits to what is one of the most abused parts of our bodies. Dr. Bunch emphasizes that the most serious back injuries do not occur from a single jarring incident, but from a lifelong abuse of the spine through improper sitting and lifting practices. Practical exercise routines that can be performed both on and off the job are demonstrated in order to strengthen and stretch muscles and ligaments which help support the spine.
Part two takes place on actual construction sites where Dr. Bunch analyzes the stressful positions in which laborers, mechanics, and operators work. These workers are then shown performing their jobs in the most ergonomically correct position, as Dr. Bunch explains the principles of lumbar stabilization, keeping the back locked in the neutral position, transferring upper body weight, and using back bends to relieve disc pressure immediately after any job. It’s the type of information your employees will readily identify with and put into daily practice!