Back Injury Prevention

Title 8, 5120. Health Care Worker Back and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.

back_injury_stress(a) Effective July 1, 1991, every employer shall establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The Program shall be in writing and, shall, at a minimum:
(1) Identify the person or persons with authority and responsibility for implementing the Program.
(2) Include a system for ensuring that employees comply with safe and healthy work practices. Substantial compliance with this provision includes recognition of employees who follow safe and healthful work practices, training and retraining programs, disciplinary actions, or any other such means that ensures employee compliance with safe and healthful work practices.

(3) Include a system for communicating with employees in a form readily understandable by all affected employees on matters relating to occupational safety and health, including provisions designed to encourage employees to inform the employer of hazards at the worksite without fear of reprisal. Substantial compliance with this provision includes meetings, training programs, posting, written communications, a system of anonymous notification by employees about hazards, labor/management safety and health committees, or any other means that ensures communication with employees.

Our Back Injury Prevention program can help contribute to your safety and health by being the solution to your companies safety problems. Prevent heavy lifting and over working your self with forceful motions, along with improper training lifting techniques.