Video Resource Library
(B) = Booklet, (C) = CD (support materials), (D) = DVD, (V) = Video
Please check out our newer titles indicated in orange.
Back At Work
Time: 16 minutes #VLEB027 (D)
Everyone can use a review of proper lifting procedures and a reminder of how important lifestyle is when it comes to avoiding back injuries.
Back Injury Prevention
American Training Resources (1997)
Time: 15 minutes #VLEB020 (V)
Designed with the office, factory and field worker in mind. The key points covered include:
- Exercises, techniques, tips and ergonomics for a better back
- Shows right way/wrong ways for lifting
- Suitable for any workplace
Back Safety Defending Your Zone
Time:23 minutes #VLEB028 (D)
This dynamic, sports-themed Trainer's Toolkit compares the physical rigors workers face on the job with the physical challenges of professional athletes, stressing important techniques for back safety that can prevent injuries.
Back Safety for First Responders
Coastal (2003, 2004)
Time:15 minutes #VLEB022 (D) (V) (B)
This program teaches back safety techniques specific to EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement officers, as well as exercises to keep back muscles strong and flexible.
- Back structure
- Repetitive stress illnesses/reverse stretching
- Warning signs of back injury
- Common first responder back injuries
- Proper lifting techniques
- Training points for handling stretchers, gurneys and fire hoses
Back Safety for Landscape, Maintenance, and Custodial Workers
Time: 18 minutes #VLEB001 (V)
- Body mechanics
- Lifting and turning
- Using mechanical devices
- Common injuries
- Back exercises
- When to seek medical attention.
Back Safety for Material Handlers
Time:17 minutes #VLEB031 (D)
Materials handlers are some of the most frequent victims of back injury, but if they practice the techniques taught in this program, they can keep their backs strong and in great shape.
Back Safety for Mechanics
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. (1998)
Time:40 minutes #VLEB024 (B) (V)
Thorough coverage by noted back safety specialist Dr. Stephen Grennan in site-specific
environments. This program gives mechanics specific safe work methods based on
medical interpretation. The program graphically displays the BEST way to accomplish
their most difficult tasks. (The first 25 minutes focuses on the mechanics and
the last 15 minutes focuses more on stretching etc.)
- Moving batteries; changing tires
- Lifting hoods; team lifting
- Changing starters, and more!
Back Safety: Lift Well, Live Well
Time: 15 minutes #VLEB030 (D)
This teaches workers how to "head off" back pain by using their heads and always being aware of how to protect their back from injury, through careful lifting and invigorating exercise.
Back Safety: Real, Real-Life Video
Time: 15 minutes #VLEB019 (B) (D) (V)
Whether you have a physically demanding job, one that requires lifting or bending over, or you have a less active one, such as sitting behind a desk, the potential for injuring your back is very real. Using a fresh and humorous approach, this exciting video covers the dangers your back faces every day on the job.
- Attitude, awareness , and action
- Types of back injuries
- Safe lifting practices
- Real-life scenarios
Back Safety (Safe in 8)
Coastal (2002, 2006)
Time: 8 minutes #VLEB029 (D)
We depend on a healthy back for almost everything we do at work or home. This video will give your employees simple steps to make sure they stay free from back injury.
It covers: Staying within your Safety Zone, Proper grasping and lifting, Load awareness, Reverse stretching and Mechanical advantage.
Back Supports: A Tool in Back Injury Prevention
State Fund Workers' Compensation Insurance Media Productions (1992)
Time: 6 minutes #VLEB002 (V)
Computer Workstation Safety - National Safety Compliance
Time: 18 minutes #VLEB011 (V) (B)
This program is designed to train employees who have ergonomic risk factors
associated with Video Display Terminals (VDT) or computer monitors. This workplace
hazard has received more attention as an increasing number of workplaces use
computers. Information presented in the program includes:
- Ergonomic Factors Eyestrain
- The Effect of Lighting
- Reducing Tension & Stress
Cumulative Trauma: It All Adds Up: Employee Training
Time: 17 minutes #VLEB004 (V)
Cumulative Trauma: Meeting the Challenge: Supervisor Training
Time: 17 minutes #VLEB005 (V)
Cumulative Trauma: Managing Cumulative Trauma: Supervisor Training
Time: 17 minutes #VLEB006 (V)
Ergonomics: Break the RMI Habit
Time: 12 minutes #VLEB025 (D)
This recently-released program incorporates requirements of the California OSHA Ergonomics Standard (Article 106, section 5110) with common-sense ergonomics procedures to help your employees work safer and smarter.
Ergonomics For Supervisors Revised
Time: 21 minutes #VLEB007 (B) (V)
This program is designed to instruct supervisors and team leaders regarding their general responsibilities in a company's ergonomic program. Other topics covered:
- Participating in an ergonomic team
- Analyzing the workplace
- Understanding risk factors
- Ergonomic solutions
- Industrial and office settings
- Recognizing symptoms of employees.
Ergonomics: Safe Patient Transfer
Time: 16 minutes #VLEB023 (D) (V) (B)
Back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders are rampant in the healthcare
industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses' aides, health
aides, radiology technologists, therapists, as well as licensed practical nurses
and registered nurses, make up six of the top ten professionals at the greatest
risk for back injury.
- Back protection when wokring with patients
- Recognizing risky tasks in daily work
- Identifying risky patients and risky locations
- Types of mechanical devices to use during patient care
Ergonomics: Solving the Puzzle
Time: 18 minutes #VLEB008 (B) (D) (V)
This video will help you create an ergonomically sound work environment for your
employees that will help reduce injuries, workers' compensation costs and lost
workdays. It's focus:
- Fits jobs and work areas to people
- Makes work better for everyone by reducing overuse and repetitive motion
- Makes work less tiring, less demanding, and less difficult
- Helps prevent injuries and lost time
- Increases work quality and output
Ergonomics: Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands
Coastal (2002, 2006)
Time: 14 minutes #VLEB009 (B) (D) (V)
To lessen the pressures on your body that may lead to CTD injury:
- Work in a neutral position whenever possible
- Reduce repetitive motions on the job
- Minimize force by using power tools and wearing gloves
- Eliminate direct pressure
- Take regular breaks
- Do hand and wrist exercises.
Ergonomics: The 24-Hour Body
Coastal (1998, 2005)
Time: 18 minutes #VLEB010 (B) (D) (V)
This video, along with the handbook, will help you use good body mechanics 24 hours a day. You'll learn how to protect your body when you do your weekend chores, how to stay in your safety zone, and how to relax correctly. Even sleeping is part of this 24-hour protection plan.
Ergonomics - Watch Your Back
Coastal (2001, 2005)
Time: 15 minutes #VLEB026 (D) (B)
Whether your staff is moving patients, test tubes, laundry or food, they need to protect their backs from undue stress. All healthcare workers have a high risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders or back injuries. The focus is: General back safety, Symptoms of back problems, Recognizing the dangers, Prevention MSDs and Safe materials handling.
It's Your Back, Don't Break It: Back Safety for Home Care Workers
Coastal (1996, 2005)
Time: 20 minutes #VLEB032 (D)
Designed specifically for home care workers, this program explains how to lift and move patients safely. It also describes how employees can protect their backs with good posture, diet and exercise. This program can easily be incorporated into your agency's current back-safety program and can be used to update supervisors on current back-safety procedures.
Muscle Strains & Sprains
Time: 16 minutes #VLEB033 (D) (B) (C)
The program teaches the importance of hazard recognition, body mechanics, and
properly preparing the body for performing manual tasks. Demonstrations in real-work
- How muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together
- The importance of stretching and fitness to avoid strains and sprains
- Correct stretching techniques
- The importance of health and nutrition
- Best safety practices to prevent injuries
Long Island Productions (1992)
Time: 11 minutes #VLEB013 (V)
Office Ergonomics: It's Your Move
Time: 16 minutes #VLEB035 (B) (D)
This DVD takes a look at musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), their signs and symptoms,
and what your employees can do to prevent them. It covers:
- Signs and symptoms of MSD's
- Recognizing MSD risk factors
- Preventing MSD's
- Benefits of protecting yourself while at work
On The Road: The Lighter Side of Lifting
BNA Communications, Inc. (1995)
Time: 22 minutes #VLEB015 (V) (B)
Get back to the basics of lifting correctly. There is no "single" right way to
lift because most objects are different in size, shape, and weight - but the basic
procedures of lifting correctly remain the same. This video presents four easy-to-remember
rules to help your employees lighten a load and remove stress from the back. They
are: (1) keep it close/keep the curves, (2) staggered stance, (3) build a bridge,
and (4) prepare and compensate. Reinforcing the use of these four simple techniques,
along with your organization's back injury prevention program, is an inexpensive
way your organization can help reduce the risk of back injuries on the job.
Pain Management - Finding Relief
Coastal (2002, 2005)
Time: 21 minutes #VLEB034 (D)
All accredited healthcare organizations were required to comply with JCAHO's pain management standards by January 2001. This important new video program will walk your staff through these new standards while taking a look at how the standards enhance patient care. The focus is: Types of pain, Pain assessment, Analgesic and non-drug pain relief and Performance monitoring.
Proper Lifting: Why Take a Risk?
Long Island Productions, Inc. (1989)
Time: 9 minutes #VLEB021 (V)
Employees learn not to "risk your disk" by demonstrating, in a unique and entertaining way, the basics of proper lifting.
- Checking the path to avoid slips, trips
- How to avoid twisting while lifting
Video Display Terminal Safety
Long Island Productions, Inc. (1995)
Time: 10 minutes #VLEB016 (V)
This video reviews the safe use of video display terminals (VDT's) in the workplace.
What's Our Excuse? Featuring McLean Stevenson
Aurora Pictures (1987)
Time: 14 minutes #VLEB018 (V)
Deals with back injury prevention.
Television personality McLean Stevenson examines a series of accident re-enactments, revealing how the excuses we all make can actually be warning signs of unsafe behavior. This is an attitude-oriented program that is extremely easy to relate to, and it provides strong reinforcement for your back injury education efforts.
Working With Display Screen Equipment
Safetycare, Inc. (1993)
Time: 15 minutes #VLEB017 (V)
If you like these titles, also check out the video "Healthcare Ergonomics: Working to Your Advantage" in the Healthcare Industry section.