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Safety Matters: Strains and Sprains

Product Description

Most people will experience strains and sprains at one point or another. Avoiding risky behavior and engaging in safe work practices are ways to actively sidestep the pain from these all too common injuries.

Safety Matters: Strains and Sprains helps increase employees’ knowledge of strains and sprains, their differences and how to treat them.

Learning objectives:

What are Strains and Sprains?
  • Examples of strains
  • Examples of sprains

Causes of Strains and Sprains
  • Workplace risk factors
  • Individual risk factors

Recognizing Potential Strains and Sprains
  • Symptoms of a strain
  • Symptoms of a sprain
  • Treating a strain or sprain at home
  • When to see a doctor

Preventative Practices
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Changing positions
  • Back protection

Safety Matters: Strains and Sprains is one of a series of 10 programs developed and produced by DSS Learning & Development, the award-winning leader in employee workplace safety training.

Hazards are everywhere. But, there are tools to safeguard us from exposure to serious workplace injuries. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed and built to minimize the risk of contact with hazardous equipment that can cause injury to our face, hands, and feet.

Safety Matters: Personal Protective Equipment shows employees the proper PPE to use for the various hazards they may face in their workplace. It discusses the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee for wearing, maintaining, and replacing appropriate PPE for specific tasks.

Learning objectives:

Hazard Assessment

  • Hazard Sources and Assessments


  • Responsibilities of the Employer and Employee

Head Protection

  • Importance and Maintenance

Hearing Protection

  • Types and Maintenance

Eye and Face Protection

  • Types and Use

Hand Protection

  • Types and Maintenance

Foot Protection

  • Characteristics, Types and Inspection

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