Back Safety and Injury Prevention - Online

20 minutes
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This course covers back safety principles, risk factors for back injury, and tips for maintaining a healthy back, including stretching techniques, to help reduce or prevent work-related back injuries, unnecessary pain and mobility issues. 

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at
Intended Audience 

Any person who lifts 20 or more pounds, lifts objects of any weight higher than three feet, pushes or pulls objects regularly, or completes other repetitive motions that may lead to back injury


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201