Back Safety: Proper Lifting Techniques – Ventura

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Back Safety: Proper Lifting Techniques 


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that one out of every five workplace injuries or illnesses are related to the back. In California back injuries reportedly comprised 26.3 percent of all workers’ comp payments between 2001 and 2011 the highest percentage of any injury type. The CWCI (California Workers Comp Institute) found that 44 percent of back-related claims resulted in lost work days, which contributed to higher costs for such injuries. The majority of the back injuries resulted from employees lifting things. While there are no Cal/OSHA regulations specific to back safety, they do require hazard assessments to identify potential hazards, which include hazards that can cause a back injury.




Presented By:

4th Floor
196 South Fir Street
Ventura, CA 93001

Cost: $150
(No charge for our clients)  



  •  Understanding our backs
  •  The back muscles or the stomach muscles, which are activated more during a lift
  •  Knowing your power zone to help prevent injuries while lifting 
  •  Does stretching before a lift really help prevent injuries or might it lead to them?
  •  What about the lifting belts, can they help?
  •  What are the risk factors for a back injury?
  •  Can we do anything to eliminate or reduce the risk factors and the probability of a back injury?
Please make sure all attendees arrive at least 15 minutes ahead to sign in; classes will begin on time. Ample free parking is available in the rear of the building.
Parking is limited to 2-hours directly in front of the office. There is all-day parking available surrounding the city park across the street, as well as a parking structure on Santa Clara Street between California & Chestnut.

Register within 5 business days of seminar date.

If registering after this date, please call us to confirm availability. If you require any special accommodations, please inform us when registering for the seminar. Seminar schedules are subject to change; all registrations will be confirmed upon receipt.


Register by phone or via email to:

Loss Control Department:
(805) 585-6100


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About the Speaker

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Gilbert J. Cervantes has extensive experience in conducting effective loss prevention and safety programs designed to help your business reduce risk, lower the rate of accidents and injuries, and enhance your employee’s understanding of safety best practices, equipment certification, and compliance with supervisor training requirements. In addition Gilbert is bilingual and fluent in Spanish, which allows him to effectively communicate loss prevention and safety training concepts and answer any questions that may arise from supervisors and/or employees.

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