This course will take approximately 21 minutes to complete. This training presentation will help you to understand how back injuries occur, prevent back injuries; use proper lifting, load carrying, and unloading techniques; and think intelligently about your back. Why Training about "Back Safety Training (Ergonomics Training)" Matters Back injuries are among the most frequent workplace injuries and cost employers billions of dollars every year. Back injuries are the second most common cause of days away from work, next to the common cold. U.S. workers lose an average of 7 workdays per year due to back injuries. Twenty percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses each year are related to back injuries. Once a back is injured, it is more likely to be reinjured. This makes training employees in back injury prevention a priority.