June 16, 2021 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm

About the webinar:

Back injuries are one of the most common forms of farm-related injuries. Protecting the back is vital for producers to stay active on the farm. Men and women are both prone to work-related back pain, with the first episode typically occurring between the ages of 20 and 40. This webinar will focus on effects of whole body vibration (WBV), causes of back injuries/pain, and how to prevent back injuries/pain.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

– Identify causes of back injuries/pain specific to agricultural work
– Describe strategies to prevent back injuries/pain in agricultural workers
– Describe effects of whole body vibration (WBV) when driving large machinery often used in agriculture
– Identify ways to manage chronic pain safely in the work environment

Accessibility:

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety