Back Safety and Injury Prevention Online

30 minutes
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Self-paced online

Intended audience

This course is recommended for University personnel who lift twenty pounds or more, lift objects of any weight higher than three feet, regularly push or pull objects, or perform other repetitive motions that may lead to back injury.


This course teaches principles of back safety, including how to properly care for your back and perform work tasks safely.

Regulations and resources

None, but best practice to prevent back injuries.

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


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201